Wayne Rooney clinched his 222nd Manchester United goal on Sunday afternoon, his strike against Liverpool putting him a mere 27 behind Sir Bobby Charlton. How long will it be before he becomes the most prolific striker in an England shirt?
Wayne Rooney is on the verge of breaking numerous records, not only with Manchester United but also for his nation.
Rooney managed his 222nd goal in a Red Devils shirt in the 3-0 defeat of Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, putting him just 27 goals behind all-time record holder Sir Bobby Charlton and 15 adrift of second placed Denis Law.
He is also on course to overtake Bobby Charlton’s England record of 49 goals, the Manchester United star currently on 46 goals so far. England aren’t in action until 27th March when they face Lithuania in the Euro 2016 qualifiers and should Rooney be available for this clash, it is conceivable that could catch or even surpass Charlton’s record in that match, however BetVictor offer 1/3 that Rooney manages to break the 50 goals barrier by October 13th 2015, by which time the Three Lions will have completed all eight competitive matches for the year, a more realistic outcome perhaps.
2015 looks set to be the year that Rooney breaks several records, however he will have to wait rather longer should he wish to break Peter Shilton’s all-time record for England appearances. Shilton appeared in a Three Lions shirt no less than 125 times during his career, Rooney sitting ninth with 101 appearances for England. Coral offer odds of 1/4 that Rooney surpasses this record at some point in his career.
Wayne Rooney England betting odds
Rooney to break England appearance record ( 125 ) – Coral 1/4
Rooney to score 50 by 13th October – BetVictor 1/3
Rooney to score 50 England goals by 107th cap – 888sport 13/10
Rooney not to score 50 England goals by 107th cap – 888sport 6/11
Rooney to score 50 England goals after 13th October – Coral 9/4