Man United star delighted to close in on England record goal tally

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney is extremely delighted to be closing in on England’s all-time goalscoring record held by Sir Bobby Charlton, talkSPORT reports.

The striker grabbed a brace in a 3-1 victory against Scotland, taking him to 46 goals three off the record of 49.

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The Three Lions captain has scored five goals in his last four international outings and after the game, admitted he will be honoured if he manages to pass Charlton’s total.

“I’m just enjoying my football at the minute,” he said.

“I’m enjoying playing for England and I’ve had a good run of scoring goals.

“I hope it continues and if that means breaking the record I’ll be absolutely delighted.”

It was a convincing victory for England, but it was merely a friendly with Rooney explaining that the Euro Qualifier win last week was the more important result.

“I think it’s the least important [of the six wins since the summer’s World Cup woes], this and Norway,” he told ITV.

“The qualifiers are the important games.

“This is a massive game, England and Scotland, but the aim is to qualify for Euro 2016.

“But to win is fantastic, against a Scotland side in good form. It’s fantastic to play in these games, we knew it was going to be a big atmosphere.

“We expected to win the game. We’re the better team and we’ve shown that tonight.”


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