Alan Shearer: Wayne Rooney can break my goalscoring record

Wayne Rooney
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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney can break the record for most goals scored in the Premier League, according to Alan Shearer.

Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer has predicted that Wayne Rooney can break his Premier League goalscoring record.

Shearer scored 260 goals during his time in the top flight of English football and he believes that Manchester United forward Rooney can eclipse that total.

The former England captain told BBC Radio Five Live: "I really think Wayne could challenge that 260-goal mark.

"If he continues in the rich goalscoring form he's in right now, I think he'll get close.

"If he can steer clear of serious injuries - I had three which cost me more than two years of my career - for the next few years, he's definitely got a chance."

Rooney has scored 143 Premier League goals since making his debut for Everton in 2002.

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