Rooney gunning for Charlton record

11 June 2009 07:47
Wayne Rooney admitted he has Sir Bobby Charlton's all-time England goalscoring record in his sights after netting another double in the World Cup qualifier with Andorra at Wembley. Rooney took his tally to 10 in his last seven games and moved level with Sir Geoff Hurst on 24 goals for his country as England romped to a 5-0 success. Charlton scored 49 goals for England but Rooney is still only 23 and is already nearly half-way towards that tally. The Manchester United star said: "If I could beat Bobby Charlton's record, it would be a great achievement and I do have that record in mind. "I have been delighted with the way the scoring has gone for me in the last few games and this has been my best season with England. But we have played well as a team, which is the most important thing, and I have always said that I have never based my game on goals alone. "I love playing and getting on the ball and getting involved in the game and I am doing that - with the goals coming on top of that as well. Hopefully the goals will continue but we are performing as a team and I believe we have one foot in the World Cup finals now."

Source: Eurosport