Manchester United and England midfielder Michael Carrick believes that is only a matter of time before Wayne Rooney breaks the England goalscoring record with the forward three goals behind the great Bobby Charlton.
Carrick on Rooney: “He’s dangerous, a finisher. It’s only a matter of time before he gets the #eng record’. WR 46, Lineker 48 B Charlton 49.
— Henry Winter (@henrywinter) March 24, 2015
A double in his last international outing against Scotland moved Rooney closer and with fixtures against Lithuania and Italy coming up, the Man United man could be on the verge of making history.
Carrick himself has suffered an inconsistent run of international games, but was named in the latest squad as Jack Wilshere continues to struggle with his ankle problems.
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The only obstacle with Rooney is his lack of goals in open play, but given that he’s now the designated penalty taker for Roy Hodgson, the wait may nearly be over.
Ahead of Rooney is Gary Lineker, and his predecessors still boast a higher tally in major tournaments which will certainly be at the forefront of Rooney’s mind come the European Championships in France 2016.