Man Utd legend Charlton: If I must lose my records, it should be to Wayne

Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton is happy for Wayne Rooney to break his goalscoring records.

United and England legend Sir Bobby saw Rooney take his international goals record last season and this season expects him to overtake his club tally.

Rooney, 30, goes into the campaign with 245 goals in all competitions for United, four behind Sir Bobby’s total of 249, a record that has stood since he retired in 1973.

Writing in Rooney’s testimonial programme, Sir Bobby said: “Last year I congratulated Wayne on becoming England’s all-time leading scorer – a record which I had held with great pride for a long, long time.

“It is inevitable that Wayne will also overtake me as Manchester United’s leading scorer in history in the coming months.

“While I cannot deny it is disappointing that I will no longer hold either honour, it was always going to happen one day.

“And I am glad they will belong to Wayne. Records are made to be broken and it is no hardship seeing him score with such regularity for the two teams that are closest to my heart.”

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