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Manchester United's Wayne rooney aims for new record with England

Wayne Rooney is on the brink of history in San Marino as he stands one short of Sir Bobby Charlton's national goals record - and believes he can still emulate the Manchester United legend and win a major inter­national tournament.

Rooney captains England on Saturday knowing victory will secure their place in the Euro 2016 finals in France next summer.

And while the 29-year-old will delight in the personal milestone of eclipsing Charlton's tally of 49 goals, he insists winning a trophy would give him more pleasure after he missed out with England at Euro 2004 and Euro 2012 as well as in the World Cups in 2006, 2010 and last summer in Brazil.

Rooney has scored more goals against San Marino than any other inter­national side bar one and must fancy his chances of bagging at least one if not two goals.

He admitted he hadn't talked to Sir Bobby Charlton before the game but said he felt sure Charlton would be happy it was a fellow Manchester United player taking the record. Charlton though scored his goals from midfield.

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