Rooney record to stand for years – Walcott

Date published: Monday 7th September 2015 12:24

Theo Walcott has tipped Wayne Rooney to remain England’s record goalscorer for years to come – and thinks the striker can carry on playing for years to come.

Rooney equalled Sir Bobby Charlton on 49 goals for his country when he converted a controversially-awarded penalty against San Marino on Saturday evening, and needs just one more goal to become England’s all-time record goalscorer.

The Manchester United man could set that record against Switzerland at Wembley on Tuesday evening and Walcott thinks Rooney still has plenty more goals in his locker for the Three Lions.

Asked if he could he see anyone from this next generation getting close to Rooney, Walcott said: “Wayne is in good condition, looks after ­himself. “He could go on for years and really blow us all away.

“He continues to perform at the highest level for England and Manchester United. He never wants to lose in training. He is getting into the young players. He is only 29 but experienced. He has been in Champions League finals and the next step is to push this England team to the level we want to be. This team is blessed with talent and we should be doing better.”

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