Having equalled Sir Bobby Charlton as England’s leading all-time goalscorer courtesy of his strike against San Marino in a 6-0 rout by the Three Lions earlier on today, Wayne Rooney must be feeling much better about life.
Having endured something of a slow start to the new Premier League season, Rooney reaching another major milestone will put the Manchester United man in good stead when returning to the fold at Old Trafford next.
With Radamel Falcao and Robin van Persie now long gone at United, Rooney was entrusted with the honour of being the Red Devils’ main centre forward this season but after a series of toothless run outs as a number nine in this season’s infancy, Louis van Gaal splashed big money on Anthony Martial from Monaco.
Only time will tell whether Martial goes straight into United’s line up but right now, the expectation is that Rooney will revert back to the number 10 role in behind the Frenchman and somewhere where he got used to playing last season.
Having registered 12 Premier League strikes last term, Rooney undoubtedly needs to improve that figure this time around in an attempt to draw United closer to the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City at the summit and nobody will know this more than the player himself.
Now a veteran of the Premier League experience wise, Wayne Rooney is of course Wayne Rooney but did you know these five facts about the England international?
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