Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney aiming for more than 50 England goals

by Sam Koster

Wayne Rooney has insisted that he is aiming to score more than 50 goals for England before his international career is over.

Rooney has the chance to break Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record for his country when England face Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday night.

The 29-year-old equalled Charlton’s 49-goal record against San Marino on Saturday but was substituted for Harry Kane in the 59th minute, meaning he must wait before trying to make history.

Rooney has said that he is relaxed over the situation, but warned that he won’t stop scoring when he reaches 50 goals.


“It would be nice to do it at Wembley – an iconic stadium, then move on and focus on the team again. If it happens tomorrow then great. If not, it won’t concern me,” he said.

“I feel I’ve got a lot of games left to play for England. I’d be disappointed if I ended on 50 goals – I want to kick on.”

Rooney’s professionalism has been one of his strongest assets during his illustrious career, and it doesn’t look like stopping now.

To not only reach, but want to break the 50-goal barrier is a fantastic mentality to have, and one that will hopefully serve him well when fighting for silverware at Manchester United this season. The club’s hopes of winning trophy’s this season rest largely on Rooney’s ability to rediscover his lethal form, and supporters are hopeful that his recent international achievements can be the catalyst for that.

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