Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton believes Wayne Rooney can surpass him as England’s record goal scorer, according to Sky
Charlton, who scored 49 goals for England in 106 appearances said: “Wayne has the enthusiasm and talent to do it, with a fair wind he can do it and I would be very happy with that because I like Wayne.”
Rooney, 27, has 32 goals in 78 appearances and is currently sixth on the all-time list of England goal scorers behind Gary Lineker, Jimmy Greaves and Michael Owen.
Charlton, who was a member of the successful Busby Babes team of the 1950s and 60s, scored 199 goals in 606 league appearances for Manchester United. Rooney, who was bought from Everton in 2004 for £25m, is currently on 131 goals in 259 games. At his current scoring rate he will outscore Bobby Charlton at Manchester United after 393 games and England after 119 games.
“I get the opportunity to speak to him every other week and he is not a bad lad. He is a good lad who loves the game and wants to be the best,” said Charlton, a member of the board of directors at Manchester United, and still regularly involved at his former club.
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