David Moyes tips Wayne Rooney to break Man United record
David Moyes tips Wayne Rooney to become Manchester United's all-time record goal-scorer
David Moyes has backed Wayne Rooney to rival Sir Bobby Charlton’s and Ryan Giggs’ Manchester United records.
The Red Devils forward is currently 42 goals behind all-time club record scorer Charlton after netting 10 strikes in all competitions this season.
There are some fantastic legends around this club and Wayne has got a chance of turning out as one of them
And United boss Moyes, who sold Rooney to the Premier League champions in 2004, is tipping the England international to score more than 249 Red Devils goals.
“There are big things ahead for Wayne and some big targets ahead – he can break Sir Bobby’s record,” said Moyes in Friday’s media conference.
Moyes also feels Rooney, who will make his 500th professional appearance against Aston Villa on Sunday, and the Scot feels the striker could eclipse Giggs’ tally of 955.
“I think he can,” the boss told reporters. “As he gets older, he’s adaptable and such a good football player. If he gets older and loses his pace, he can play a bit deeper.
“There are some fantastic legends around this club and Wayne has got a chance of turning out as one of them. He already is but he can get real, real top status here as those targets are not too far away. If he keeps playing well, as he is now, I’m sure he’ll get there.
“I believe he will and he can because he’s that good and he’s a boy who will play for a long time. He’s been in the game a long time already but is someone who can go on and play many, many more games. Whether he reaches Giggsy’s total is another matter as it’s nearly inhuman the amount of games that Ryan has played.”