Rooney eyes Euro 2016 glory with England

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Rooney eyes Euro 2016 glory

England captain, Wayne Rooney has expressed his longing for a much-elusive official trophy with the Three Lions.

According to the Manchester United forward who matched Sir Bobby Charlton’s record of 49 goals in an England shirt, in a 6-0 demolition of San Marino on Saturday, he would gladly “swap all those goals for a winner’s medal next summer”.

“It’s a proud moment to equal Sir Bobby Charlton’s record, and a huge honour to be sat at the top of the goalscoring charts with him.

“I’m sure that one day, hopefully soon, I’ll set a new record, but tonight I’m going to enjoy being in the same company as Sir Bobby. He comes into the dressing room at Manchester United after all the games and he has a presence about him. He’s helped me since I was 18 and came to the club. All this is something I have dreamed of…

“You never know who will come through after you, but I’m level with Sir Bobby and I’ve got a few more years to score a few more goals and give whoever comes through next a nice target to aim for. Maybe it will stand for another 45 years. Maybe it won’t. But I would swap all these goals for a winner’s medal next summer,” he said.

The Three Lions are the first team in Europe to qualify for the UEFA Euro 2016 finals which will hold in France.

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