Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has said that he is targeting the record set by Sir Bobby Charlton at Manchester United many years ago.

Wayne Rooney has become one of the main players at Manchester United, and he has so far scored 28 goals in this season alone. He looks on course to beat the record of Dennis Viollet and George Best when it comes to the most number of goals scored for Manchester United.

Dennis Viollet and George Best are currently in the fourth place, while Sir Bobby Charlton leads the record. Wayne Rooney's 175 goals for Manchester United puts him just for behind Dennis Viollet and George Best.

The 26-year-old striker is just reaching the prime of his career and is expected to become a legend at Old Trafford. However, he is targeting the record of 249 goals by Sir Bobby Charlton as his ultimate target. Even though it may take a while before Wayne Rooney ultimately achieves the target, many expect him to reach it pretty quickly if he carries on in the same vein of form.

Rooney has been one of the reasons for Manchester United to be challenging to the top of the table, despite the huge number of injury problems they have faced this season.

"Of course. It would be an unbelievable feeling if I could get his record. I'm still a long way away but hopefully, one day, I will be able to do it. They (Viollet and Best) are obviously club legends and to be in touching distance of their goal tally is something I'm really proud of and hopefully I will overtake them soon," Rooney said recently. Rooney may not have scored in the 2-0 win over Blackburn recently, but the England striker was more than happy to see United get all three points.