Moyes' long-awaited Champions League debut ended in a comfortable victory but Rooney claimed the plaudits with his 200th goal for the Red Devils.
"I'm not a Manchester United historian but I think there are only four people to do it.
"I said he has a real chance to be one of the all-time leading goalscorers at this club and if he keeps playing like he did tonight he will get there. He was very, very good.
"It was something which we made him aware of (during those fractious few weeks in the summer when he seemed destined for the exit).
"More importantly I wanted to get him back in a really good condition and mentally ready correct when he was ready to play.
"You'll talk about his goals but his pass for Antonio's goal as well and he could've made it 2-0 after rounding the goalkeeper and they come up the pitch and make it 1-1. I thought he played really well.
"I think he looks like he is moving as well as he has done. He is in a good place himself at the moment and obviously any centre-forward who is scoring goals feels good about himself."
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