The manager of Manchester United, David Moyes, has said that Wayne Rooney will eventually be able to become the all time leading goal scorer for Manchester United and England.

Currently, Sir Bobby Charlton holds both those records, but, Rooney is pretty close to him.

Sir Bobby scored a total of 249 goals for Manchester United, Rooney has already got 202. As far as international football is concerned, Rooney’s strike in England’s last World Cup qualifying game against Poland took his goal tally to 38 and now, he is only 11 goals behind Sir Bobby.

Rooney is just 27 years of age at the moment and if his fitness doesn’t deteriorate dramatically, he can easily break both the above mentioned records of Sir Bobby Charlton and that’s what David Moyes also had to say when he was asked whether Rooney will go past Sir Bobby.

The Manchester United boss said, “If Wayne maintains his fitness and form, there is no reason why he can’t go past Sir Bobby. It’s a very important season for him both in club and international football and he has made a good start in both of them.”

“Breaking Sir Bobby’s record would certainly be special for him. It would make him a legend. Hopefully, he manages to do it.”

Meanwhile, on Wednesday, United has to play a Champions League game against the Spanish club Real Sociedad. That’s a home game for the Red Devils and they will be looking to take maximum benefit of it.

When asked about that game, Moyes said, “It’s going to be a vital one. We have to make sure that we play well in home conditions and get the outcome that we want.”
Manchester United has got 4 points from their first 2 Champions League games this season.