The 29-year-old equaled Sir Bobby Charlton’s national team scoring record of 49 goals during their match against San Marino on Saturday. He will be hoping to beat it when they face Switzerland on Tuesday night. Now that the team has already qualified for Euro 2016, there is no pressure on the result and the former Everton man can concentrate on breaking the record.
“I feel I’m capable of going to Russia,” said Rooney, “After that, it may be a realistic time to see how I feel and if I feel it’s not right for England or myself, I’ll have a decision to make.
“Or the manager would have a decision to make. If I feel I can carry on, I’ll try. But if the manager says he doesn’t feel I’m in his plans for the next tournament, it’s probably better I don’t play in the qualifying games because I won’t be going to the tournament.”
Rooney has failed to score in the Premier League yet this season, but did score a hat trick against Club Brugge in the second leg of their Champions League qualifying tie against the Belgian side. Coupled with his goal for the Three Lions, this could be the form that is needed to lead the line for United throughout the coming campaign.
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Meanwhile, Roy Hodgson’s men need just a point from their next game to win their qualification group with two matches to go. Getting it against the Swiss would allow for the final fixtures to be used to experiment with the team.