The England striker scored the first and third of his team's goals as Bayer Leverkusen were beaten 4-2 at Old Trafford to give David Moyes a winning start in his first campaign in the competition. Wayne's own Champions League debut was, of course, where his goalscoring career with United began with a bang back in 2004 - when he scored a hat-trick, also at home, to Fenerbahce.
"It’s gone very quick and I am very pleased to have scored 200 goals for a club like Manchester United. It's a great honour for me. Hopefully there will be more to come," Rooney said in his post-match interview.
Wayne could have netted another one between his two strikes - and ultimately could have finished up with another hat-trick - when he rounded Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno but he then rolled the ball agonisingly across the goalmouth.
"I was in two minds to be honest with you as Robin [van Persie] was there as well. Maybe I should have gone straight for goal. But we got the three points in the end which was all important. It was very important to win tonight for the manager. It [the Champions Leahue] is a learning curve for him."
When asked if he is happy to have remained a Manchester United player after a summer of speculation, Rooney replied positively: "I’m concentrating on my football as I have