By 90Min
October 09, 2017

Wayne Rooney has told the Daily Mirror he swap all his honours to have the one trophy that England legend Bobby Charlton did win - the World Cup.

The 31-year-old Everton striker won 12 major honours during 13 years at Manchester United, but on the international stage he's never gone further than a quarter-final at a World Cup or European Championship.

Manchester United and England legend Charlton was of course part of England's 1966 World Cup winning squad, and is currently second in the all-time scorers list behind Rooney, for both club and country. Rooney recently announced international retirement, but is clearly still disappointed about his lack of success for the Three Lions.

He said: "Sir Bobby still has the one record we’d all really love to have – being part of the only England team to win the World Cup. I’d definitely give him back those goalscoring records in exchange for a World Cup winners medal – if only I could."

The former Three Lions man had a torrid time at his three World Cups, famously being sent off against Portugal in 2006 as the team crashed out on penalties, whilst 2010 saw him play poorly and famously criticised his fans on camera after a dull 0-0 draw with Algeria. His equaliser against Uruguay in the 2014 tournament is his only strike at the finals, and even that was in vain as they lost that match and went out in the group stage.

England rounded off their recent qualification campaign over the previous week, narrowly beating Slovenia and Lithuania to win their group and assure their spot at next summer's finals in Russia.


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