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David Moyes: 'Wayne Rooney will break more records'

David Moyes hails Wayne Rooney as "remarkable" and says that England's all-time top scorer will break more records before he retires.

David Moyes has hailed Wayne Rooney's achievements and insists that his former player will break even more records before the end of his career.

Rooney, who turns 30 on Saturday, became England's all-time leading goalscorer with his 50th strike for his country in the 2-0 win over Switzerland last month, and only four players have received more Three Lions caps than the striker.

Moyes, who managed the forward at Everton and Manchester United, praised the England captain as "remarkable" and backed him to repeat his international record goalscoring feats for the Red Devils.

"History has already judged him, because when you pick up the record books, there will be the name of Wayne Rooney," he told The Mirror. "He has already surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton as England's leading goalscorer and I am sure he will go on to do the same at United.

"The England record is a great achievement, particularly when you look at the calibre of goalscorers before him – Sir Bobby, Jimmy Greaves, Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer, all great strikers.

"Wayne has shown that he belongs in that class and you have to score the goals to be top of the pile, which the record books show. For Wayne to be breaking records at his age is remarkable – and he is not finished yet. Form can go up and down, but Wayne's quality and ability has never been in doubt."

Rooney has scored 236 goals in 491 games for Manchester United, just 13 goals behind Charlton's record for the club.


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Wayne Rooney of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team's third goal with his team mate Jesse Lingard during the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park on October 17, 2015
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