The 29-year-old pulled level on 49 goals with England’s 1966 World Cup winning hero Sir Bobby Charlton at the weekend after scoring from the penalty spot during the 6-0 thrashing over international minnows San Marino in Sarravalle.
After being substituted in the second half on Saturday, Rooney will have the chance to create history by notching goal number 50 for his country in their Euro 2016 qualifier against Switzerland at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday night.
Mullery, who played for Tottenham Hotspur and Watford, is of the opinion that Rooney will set a record which will stand forever:
“He will beat Bobby Charlton’s unbelievable record and once Wayne Rooney gets that and becomes the best goalscorer ever for England, I don’t think that’s ever going to be beaten,” Mullery told talkSPORT.
“Players playing now will not be in the team as long as Rooney has been in it. He’s been in the England team for ten years now, since he was a 17-year-old boy, and I would say he’s got another two years playing at the top level for England,” Mullery added.
Rooney has already attempted to play down the feat when speaking ahead of the game against the Swiss and he placed all his focus on helping his country maintain their 100% record in Group E.
Most valuable players in the Premier League: Chelsea trio alongside Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez & Man Utd’s Wayne Rooney
England captain calls for critics to lay off Tottenham striker Harry Kane
‘Time is up for Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal’, says Alan Shearer