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Charlton: “Great to see a United player breaking my record”

England-v-SwitzerlandSir Bobby Charlton said he was delighted the record of being England’s all-time top scorer has remained with a Manchester United player.

Wayne Rooney overtook Charlton as England’s most prolific goalscorer as he scored in the 2-0 win on Tuesday night and Sir Bobby admitted that while he was disappointed to lose the record, the blow was softened as the man who broke his record plies his trade at Old Trafford.

“I would like to congratulate Wayne on becoming England’s leading goalscorer,” he said.

“I have always been very proud to hold this record.

“Playing for my country was always an honour and a privilege and something I did with great pride.”

“I obviously cannot deny that I am disappointed that I now don’t hold this record, however, I am absolutely delighted that it is Wayne, as captain of my beloved club and country, who now holds this record.

“On behalf of myself and everyone at Manchester United I would like to say congratulations Wayne, this is a very proud moment for you and your family.

“It is a record that I am sure you will hold for a long time, and it is clear to see that you will go on scoring for your club and country for a long time to come.”