Carragher and more: Twitter reacts as Man United star Rooney sets England record
Jamie Carragher and Rio Ferdinand take to Twitter after Wayne Rooney sets new England record with 50 goals
Wayne Rooney became England’s record all-time goal-scorer after the Manchester United striker scored a late penalty in a 2-0 victory over Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday night.
The 29-year-old broke Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time record with his 50th goal for the Three Lions at the home of English football after Harry Kane broke the deadlock with his third goal in four games for his national team.
Here is a selection of the best Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to Rooney’s new England record.
Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Palour is among the first to take to Twitter after Rooney’s strike:
Well done @WayneRooney a Bullseye get in
— Ray Parlour (@RealRomfordPele) September 8, 2015
Retired England goalkeeper David James reckons Rooney couldn’t have placed his penalty any better:
Get in Wazza!!! Bullseye! Superb!!
— David James (@jamosfoundation) September 8, 2015
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher is still eyeing Rooney’s record rather optimistically:
I will eventually overtake him Clive. #49owngoals
— Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) September 8, 2015
Rooney’s former United team-mate Rio Ferdinand keeps his congratulatory tweet short and sweet:
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) September 8, 2015
Joey Barton is delighted for his fellow Scouser:
That record is a great one to have. Congratulations @WayneRooney 👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) September 8, 2015
United midfielder Ashley Young sends a well-done message to Rooney:
Yeeeeeeeaaaaahhhhh!! Yes Wazza Lad! Well done mate #RecordBreaker
— Ashley Young (@youngy18) September 8, 2015