Wayne Rooney has sights on Sir Bobby Charlton's record

Rooney has sights on Charlton's record
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England striker Wayne Rooney reveals that he wants to become his country's all-time leading goalscorer and surpass Sir Bobby Charlton's record.

England striker Wayne Rooney has revealed that he has his sights set on breaking Sir Bobby Charlton's all-time scoring record for the Three Lions.

The 28-year-old scored the 41st goal of his international career in his side's 1-0 win over Norway on Wednesday and now trails the England legend by just eight goals.

Rooney told reporters: "I'd be a fool if I didn't look at Sir Bobby Charlton's record and feel capable of passing him. It's in my sights. I want to do it. Hopefully one day I can. I speak to him a lot at Manchester United - but that's not something we really talk about!

"Obviously it would be a great achievement by myself, and I'd be delighted to do that. Both records have stood for a long time, and a lot of players have attempted to break them.

"Now they're in touching distance, the two of them. It's something I'd love to do. I feel I'm capable of doing it. Hopefully one day I'll hold the two records. I'm confident I can."

England take on Switzerland in their opening match of their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign later today.

Wayne Rooney of Manchester United scores the opening goal with a long range shot during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Manchester United at Boleyn Ground on March 22, 2014
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