Fresh from becoming Manchester United’s all-time leading goalscorer at the weekend, Wayne Rooney has revealed his next target.
Rooney, who earlier this season became England’s top goalscorer, beating Sir Bobby Charlton’s record, overtook Charlton once again by scoring number 250 against Stoke, insists he still has ambitions left in the game.
Despite insisting that he would not play for another Premier League club, there is plenty of interest from abroad, notably China, with two clubs reportedly wanting to make him the highest-paid player in the world, offering a staggering £1m a week.
Speaking ahead of the second leg of United’s EFL Cup Semi-Final against Hull City, with United holding a 2-0 lead from the first leg, Rooney is determined to add the trophy to his list of achievements.
He told MUTV:”I think the next thing is the League Cup, we want to win it. The final’s in February and we’ve got a game on Thursday night to try and get there.
“Every trophy is great to win in football and it’s obviously the next one we can win so that’s the focus, certainly on Thursday. We’re still in every competition we’ve entered this season. The Premier League will obviously be tough but in the competitions we’re in we feel we’ve got a good enough squad to push for those titles.”
Rooney added that breaking Charlton’s record meant a lot to him, and insisted that there is still plenty of motivation for him at the age of 31.
“Yeah, I do [feel that there is plenty left in the tank]. I’m only 31 and players now are playing for a lot longer. I feel I’m ready to do that. I feel good, fresh, fit and I’m ready to continue playing,” he said.
“I appreciated Sir Bobby coming to see me after the game, as he does after every game. He’s a huge figure and a legend at Manchester United. Myself and the other players really respect him and enjoy him coming in.
Asked whether anyone will ever match his goals record, Rooney admitted: “You never know but I hope so because obviously I want Manchester United to do well in the future, in the years to come, and if someone’s breaking that record, it means that someone has come in and had a good career and done well for Manchester United. I hope someone does but you never know in football.”
By Steve Osborne @BlizzardSteve75