Wayne Rooney targets Sir Bobby Charlton’s record at Man Utd

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is eyeing up Sir Bobby Charlton's all-time goal scoring record with the Red Devils

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Wayne Rooney is aiming to become Manchester United’s all-time record goal scorer and break Sir Bobby Charlton’s long-standing tally at Old Trafford.

The 26-year-old has scored 171 goals in 357 appearances since joining the Red Devils in a £25.6m deal from Everton eight seasons ago, leaving the England forward just 78 goals short of Charlton’s record.

“I’ve seen about the all-time scoring record and a few people have reminded me of it as well, but I’m still a long, long way away from Sir Bobby [Charlton, on 249 goals] and Denis Law [on 237],” Rooney told Inside United.

“I’m obviously proud to be up there and be in touching distance of some legends of the club. Hopefully I can overtake them soon.”

He added: “It would be an unbelievable feeling if I could get his record, but as I said before I’m still a long way away. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to do it.

“It’s not something I look at all the time, it’s something I’ll probably take more notice of when I’ve finished playing. But I’m certainly proud to be where I am at the moment.”

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