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Wayne Rooney Record goalscorer for England and Manchester United says he wasn't a 'natural'

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Wayne Rooney: The record goalscorer for England and Manchester United says he wasn't a 'natural'

Rooney scored 253 times to break the all-time record of Sir Bobby Charlton at United, before surpassing England's tally with 53 as well.

The 34-year-old wrote in his Sunday Times column: "This may surprise you, but I am not a natural goal scorer. I was never a Gary Lineker or a Ruud van Nistelrooy."

Rooney moved to Old Trafford in 2004, after bursting onto the scene with boyhood club Everton at 16, and made 559 appearances for the Red Devils.

He also earned his country 120 caps.

Wayne Rooney's all-time recordTeamGoals AppearancesGoals per game

Wayne Rooney's all-time record
TeamGoals AppearancesGoals per game
Everton (April 2002-August 2004)17770.22
Man Utd (August 2004-July 2017)2535590.45
Everton (July 2017-June 2018)11400.28
DC United (June 2018-January 2020)23490.47
Derby County (January 2020-)4150.27
England (February 2003-November 2018)531200.44

"I keep the score records for Manchester United and England and I'm very proud about that-yet there have been stronger number nines than me," he added.

"How did I become a record-breaker if I wasn't a natural scorer? Time. " I played for United for 13 years, England for 15. I had time to break those records-and look back I should have scored more. "Rooney, now player-coach for Derby County, believes Harry Kane will set a new benchmark for the Three Lions.

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