It has been reported that Manchester United hero Teddy Sheringham says Wayne Rooney cannot be placed on the same level as Sir Bobby Charlton.
Sheringham doesn’t think Rooney will consider himself an equal to Charlton unless he wins a World Cup or European Championship.
Sheringham, who scored 14 goals in 51 internationals between 1993 and 2002, told the Mail on Sunday: “He won’t be up there with Bobby Charlton, all the others like Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer maybe.
“But Bobby won something for England. You ask Shearer or Lineker, what does it all mean and they will say you are in football to win things, and that is what is disappointing for those players, and Rooney.
“It is nice for him to have that record but he would give away all those goals to win something for England.
“Rooney was like Gazza, he came on the scene and it was, ‘You’ve got to play him’. Some players you see and you have to put them straight in.”