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Don't expect my Manchester United record to be broken, says former Red Devils skipper Wayne Rooney

The 31-year-old further said that it was "fantastic" for him to leave a mark behind at the club.

Edited by: India TV Sports Desk, Johannesburg [ Published on: August 07, 2017 13:29 IST ]
Image Source : GETTY IMAGES Wayne Rooney of Everton during UEFA Europa League Qualifier match.

Former Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney feels that his goal scoring record at the club will remain intact and will not be broken any time in the near future. Rooney, who netted 253 goals in a span of 13 years at the club, says players don't stay long enough at one club anymore to be able to score that many goals. After breaking Sir Bobby Charlton goals of 249 goals, the now Everton player feels that his record will stay intact till a player stays put long enough at Old Trafford.

He left United for Everton this summer after 13 seasons at the club.

The former Red Devils' striker, who beat Bobby Charlton's previous record to claim the honour, said: "You never know if they get someone like Messi or Ronaldo the record might get broken!"

"But I think that in football now, players don't really tend to stay at clubs for that long. The only way I can see it being broken is if someone stays for the same period of time that I did," quoted Rooney as media reports suggested.

The 31-year-old further said that it was "fantastic" for him to leave a mark behind at the club.

"It is fantastic to have left that mark behind. It is a great legacy to have left. I left United with great memories. It was a successful time for the club and it was great for me," said Rooney.

"I loved it there. I loved working with the players but it was the right time for me to move on and I feel I have certainly made the right decision in coming here," he added. 

(With ANI Inputs).

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