Manchester United And England Captain Rooney Goes For Record

Wayne aims for goalscoring record
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Wayne aims for goalscoring record

Wayne Rooney may be in the midst of a 10 game Premier League scoring drought, but when he lines up for England against San Marino, he knows that he is 2 goals away from becoming England's all time leading goalscorer. 

Rooney is currently on 48 goals, and the record is held by Sir Bobby Charlton with 49, meaning if Rooney hits a brace he will take the lead, and a single goal will see him tie for leading goalscorer. 

England sit top of Group E after 6 games, winning all their fixtures so far, and Roy Hodgson commented on the game, "It is not something we talk about because it is obvious Wayne will break the goalscoring record, at the moment his main concern is to win the remaining matches we have in qualifying. I won't mind if he doesn't score as long as we win them all."

England will also hand starts to Jamie Vardy, making his full debut, and a long awaited 2nd cap for Swansea City's Jonjo Shelvey, 3 years after he made his debut against San Marino, he will line-up against them again.