Wayne Rooney is 20 goals short of equalling Sir Bobby Charlton’s goalscoring record for Manchester United and three goals from equalling the England tally.

Rooney has claimed that he talks to Charlton regularly but doesn’t mention how close he is to the record.

Bobby’s been a great for Manchester United and England. I speak to him regularly at the club, especially after games. He gives me great advice, certainly when I was playing midfield because he was an attacking midfielder and he spoke to me about my role. But I don’t want to bring it up with him and say I’m close to beating him. Hopefully one day it will happen, sooner rather than later.

Made in Manchester is available for just £5. It includes 30 articles from the country's best football writers about graduates from the Manchester United academy. Everyone who buys a copy enters a competition to win the new home shirt. All profit goes to Trafford Macmillan so please support this fantastic cause.
amazon smaller