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Rooney backs Kane to break goalscoring record

Former England international Wayne Rooney believes that Harry Kane will be able to surpass his record as the country’s top goalscorer in the next couple of years.

Rooney, who is also Manchester United’s all-time leading scorer with 253 in 559 appearances for the club, bagged 53 goals in an England shirt, breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s previous mark of 49 along the way.

He however said that current England captain and Tottenham striker Kane, who already has 26 goals at the age of 26, will go on to break his international record sooner rather than later.

“I never take goals for granted, I love scoring them. Once I got to 35 for England, I could feel the record getting close.

“I don’t think it’ll stand for 50 years like Bobby Charlton’s, I think Harry Kane, possibly the next two or three years will… He’s a fantastic goalscorer and his record for England is fantastic.

“When I got the record and then went back for my last game I said it would be an honour to go and present him like Bobby Charlton presented me with the golden boot and I’m sure it won’t be before too long,” he told the Wayne Rooney Podcast.

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