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No problem if Rooney breaks my England record, says legend Charlton
Published : 09 Sep 2009 10:33:30
Sir Bobby Charlton would have no problem if Wayne Rooney overtook his record of 49 goals for England. With Michael Owen stuck on 40 and apparently having little chance of breaking into Fabio Capello's plans for next summer's World Cup in South Africa, attention is now turning to Rooney as the next man likely to challenge Charlton's mark. The 23-year-old goes into the crucial qualifier with Croatia at Wembley 12th on the all-time list with 24 goals, the same as 1966 hero Sir Geoff Hurst. If Rooney remains injury-free, he could expect to have another 10 years at the highest level, which would bring Charlton's record easily within reach.