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Man Utd star honoured to break David Beckham’s England record

England got their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign off to a great start after beating Slovakia 1-0 on Sunday at the City Arena Trnava.

Wayne Rooney another reason to celebrate after breaking the all time out-field record for intentional caps.

The Manchester United star won his 116th cap for England in the victory over Slovakia, putting him ahead of former David Beckham who held the previous record with 115 caps.

Rooney will however, need another 10 caps to surpass goalkeeper Peter Shilton who amassed 125 caps over the course of his career.

The United star revealed that he was honoured with the achievement but that all he could think about after the game was the three points gained.

“I think it is always important and an honour to represent your country,” Rooney was quoted as saying by ESPN.

“But it is about the team, about getting three points. I’m sure one day in the future I will look back [on the outfield record], but for now I’m looking to the game and nothing else.”

There were concerns over whether Rooney would continue playing for England after Euro 2016 but he has vowed to play on and admitted he is proud to wear the nation team shirt.

“I have said many times that I am a proud person to play for England,” he added.

“I have been since the moment I got in the team, and my motivation is the same as it was on that day.”

Rooney won his first cap for England when he came on as a substitute in an international game against Australia in February 2003 aged 17.

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