Wayne Rooney hoping to carry on England form for Manchester United

by Robbie Dunne

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is hoping to bring his good England form into the Premier League.

Rooney broke Sir Bobby Charlton’s England goalscoring record on Tuesday night with a penalty against Switzerland to bring his tally to 50 goals in 107 appearances.

The Man United captain has dealt with criticism this term following a number of poor performances in domestic competition.

However, Rooney admitted he has been spurred on by his achievements in an England shirt and would like to bring that kind of form to Old Trafford.

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“To achieve what I have, I would be lying if I said it didn’t put a spring in my step and make you want to carry on (scoring),” Rooney said.

“I am very happy and grateful, but on Wednesday I go back to Manchester, get back into training and start focusing on Liverpool. Hopefully getting two goals in the last two games will mean I continue scoring.”

Rooney, who has a habit of scoring important goals, could target Liverpool as the game he gets his verve back. There has been so much talk of Rooney’s possible decline and the reasons for him not scoring for United that have only been highlighted by the fact that he scored two in two games for England over the weekend. United will need Rooney to perform to the highest level and reach double digits this season given their lack of depth in the striker position.

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