Sunday, 9th February, 2014

Wayne Rooney is aiming to break Sir Bobby Charlton's record of 249 goals for Manchester United.

The forward is currently only 42 goals off the legendary Manchester United icon and, just 28 years old, has much time to surpass the total if he remains at Old Trafford.

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There has been some doubt as to whether he will do that, with a contract which expires in 2015, but Rooney is eyeing breaking Charlton's record, which is hinting at a longer-term stay.

"It is a great aim for myself to try and get Sir Bobby's record, both at club and international level", he told the BBC, also eyeing Charlton's England record of 49; Rooney currently has 38 for the Three Lions.


"It is something which I would like to do", he continued.

"If I can do that I would be really proud because it has stood for a long time."

Rooney will have the chance to add to his Manchester United total later today when Fulham provide the opposition in a Premier League clash as Old Trafford.

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