Ahead of internationals to come against Lithuania and Italy, Manchester United and England forward Wayne Rooney is only three goals away from matching Bobby Charlton’s all-time goals record for England, but has revealed he’s tried not to think about too much beating the former Three Lions international, reports Sky Sports.
The 29-year-old has 46 goals for England from 101 caps, and looks set to break Charlton’s record, with many internationals to come fitness permitting. He’s been consistent in front of goal for club and country, but this season was deployed in a deeper role by Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal, which led to a goal drought. Now he’s back in attack for the Red Devils, he’s been scoring again.
Rooney has two records he’s setting out to break for England and Manchester United, both held by Bobby Charlton. He did recently reveal that he’s tried to not think too much about topping the scoring charts, as he has plenty of playing time in his career to come. He speaks with Bobby Charlton a lot, as the former forward is a director at United, but avoids talk of breaking his goal record.
“Obviously I am close. It will be a fantastic moment for myself, a proud moment if I can do that. Hopefully one day it will happen and sooner rather than later, I have to keep concentrating on what has got me to this position and try to do my best for the team and hopefully I can get goals along the way.
“I speak to (Bobby Charlton) quite regularly at the club especially after games. But I don’t want to bring it up and say ‘I’m close to beating it’. He always gives me great advice and I have great chats with him.”
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