British soccer legend doesn't want Wayne Rooney to break his record
English striker Wayne Rooney is closing in on the record for most international goals by an Englishman. Gary Lineker, currently second on that list, is starting to get a little nervous.
Feel Rooney's breath on the back of my neck.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 18, 2014
After Rooney netted two goals in Tuesday's win over Scotland, Lineker shared some wishful thinking on Twitter.
BREAKING NEWS: Wayne Rooney retires from international football.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) November 18, 2014
Rooney's brace moved his goal total to 46, two behind Lineker and three behind Bobby Charlton. Still, Lineker is more prolific than both Rooney and Charlton on a per game basis. His 48 goals came in only 80 games, while Charlton and Rooney each played over 100.
- Dan Gartland