Wayne Rooney says that he remains confident of breaking the scoring record

England star Wayne Rooney says that he remains confident of breaking the scoring record for the national team.

The record is currently held by Manchester United legend Bobby Charlton. The former Manchester United striker scored 49 goals during his iconic England career. It was a great achievement back then since the number of the international matches was not so large. Rooney has scored 48 goals till date and could potentially go level with Charlton’s record in September. England have a match against San Marino, which is expected to be a walk in the park.

Teams have brushed aside the minnows quite easily and some have even thrashed them. In such a scenario, Rooney can not only be backed to equal the record but also go past it. Even though this is a Euro 2016 qualifying match, England are expected to be extremely comfortable. The national team managed a spectacular 3-2 win over Slovenia to continue their impressive winning form in the qualifying stages. England have won all of their qualifying matches until now. Jack Wilshere scored two goals before Rooney stepped up to grab a late winner that moved him within one short of Charlton’s record.

"I am proud to be within a goal of equalling Sir Bobby's record. It is something I will look back on at the end of my career and be extremely proud of.It's stood for 45 years. Many players have had a go and tried to do and not done it. To be within a goal, at 29 with a few good years in me, I'm sure it will happen.If I was in my last year or six months, I'd be more edgy, but I'm not concerned. I'm sure it will happen at some stage,” said Rooney, who has been criticised for not delivering at the international stage.