Man Utd’s Rooney Will Not Match Sir Bobby Charlton – Sir Geoff Hurst

Reports are out claiming that Wayne Rooney may be on the verge of breaking England’s goal scoring record, but Three Lions legend Sir Geoff Hurst believes the Manchester United striker still has some ways to go before he matches Sir Bobby Charlton’s greatness.

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Rooney currently has 48 international goals, one shy of Charlton’s record, and could pass the figure in England’s upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against San Marino and Switzerland.

However, Hurst still believes Charlton’s involvement in England’s win at the 1966 World Cup is what sets him apart from Rooney.

“Figure-wise, of course, if he goes above (Charlton’s 49 goals) it’s a great achievement, no question at all,” Hurst said at the launch of ‘Bo66y The Movie’.

“The only thing I would say is if you’re making comparisons, Wayne is a front player, whereas Bobby Charlton scored 49 goals as a midfield player. It just shows you the astonishing ability of Sir Robert Charlton.

“There is a little way to go, when you make comparisons as players. It’s not only their ability, it’s what they achieved in the game, and of course Bobby Charlton was the member of a World Cup-winning team, which Wayne’s not yet.

“There’s that differential there, which I would always argue. But his is a great achievement. (Rooney is) a terrific player, with or without the number of goals he’s scored. His performances at Man United and England have been terrific over the years.”

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