Sir Bobby Charlton has today claimed he thinks Wayne Rooney can break his goalscoring record for Manchester United.

Our legend saw his appearances record broken by Ryan Giggs during the 2008 European Cup final in Moscow, but has still scored 98 more goals than any other player in the history of our club.

“Wayne Rooney has the potential to be a great player at United for another decade so he can do it,” Sir Bobby told the Evening News. “And nobody would be more pleased than me if he achieved it. He’s a good lad who listens. He’s very easy to talk to because he is very attentive. Sometimes I will say something to him and he always takes it in. He’s willing to take advice and act on it. Wayne’s a unique player who will try things that other players won’t try.”

1. Sir Bobby Charlton – 249
2. Denis Law – 237
3. Jack Rowley – 211
4. George Best – 179
Dennis Viollet – 179
6. Joe Spence – 168
7. Mark Hughes – 163
8. Ryan Giggs – 159
9. Wayne Rooney – 152
10. Paul Scholes – 150

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