After equaling Sir Bobby Charlton’s England goal record, on Saturday in their European Championship 2016 qualifier against international minnows San Marino, Manchester United and England forward Wayne Rooney spoke on that special moment he realised he had equaled the record.
Manchester United and England forward Wayne Rooney scored a 12th-minute penalty on Saturday to set England on their way to a 6-0 win that secured their qualification for Euro 2016.
When asked if he thought he had been taken off too early, Rooney said
“No. To be honest I knew that the most I was going to play was an hour.
“There is a game coming up on Tuesday. It was a good opportunity for the manager to get a few players on the pitch, so whether I had scored one or three, the most I was going to play was an hour.
“I was just happy to get the goal and the win.”
However although equaling Bobby Charlton’s record, his international and tournament performances are still under huge scrutiny, as Rooney has failed to really deliver when it has come to the big international stage, and that still has to be a concern for Roy Hodgson looking towards Euro 2016.