Wayne Rooney has said that he wants one more crack at World Cup ‘glory’ before he retires. The 29-year old England and Manchester United striker is hoping to make it to the World Cup finals in Russia, 2018, in an attempt to leave his mark on the competition. Rooney has scored 43 times for England, meaning he is only 6 goals behind the all time record which is held by Sir Bobby Charlton. However, only one of those goals has come in a World Cup campaign, and that was during the recent tournament in Brazil, where England failed to make it out of the group stage.
Many fans have lost faith with Rooney and believe that his playing days as England’s main man are numbered. There is merit to this belief, with Danny Welbeck playing well for his country and Saido Berahino in formidable form in the Premier League, it may be time for Roy Hodgson to make some tough decisions.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Rooney’s comments and his place as an ‘England great’:
Wayne Rooney says he wants one more crack at World Cup glory, What does he mean Glory, Please spare us poor #England fans anymore nightmares
— RobboTheRed (@Robbothered1) November 15, 2014
if Rooney even has a sniff of a World Cup starting place in 2018 I will not only decide to not go to the tournament, I probably won't watch
— Matt Birtwistle (@mjbirtwistle) November 15, 2014
Wayne Rooney has done nothing relevant in an England shirt for 10 years and has 1 World Cup goal to his name. Piss off is he a great.
— loyalwolves (@loyalwolves) November 15, 2014
Rooney has scored 1 goal in a World Cup….a tap-in. Please stop talking about him
— Dean Arran Oliver (@deanoliver2010) November 15, 2014
100 caps for Rooney. Not a big game player? He gives 100% wherever asked to play. World cup against Italy? #bbcfootball
— Sarith Gada (@SarithGada) November 15, 2014
At World Cup 2014 Rooney was coming into major form before we went out early. Easily our best player. Should have focused team around him
— Rich (@richjb1987) November 15, 2014
'Rooney reveals 2018 World Cup aim'. It is the delusion of England football fans that allow this sort of headline to plague the newspaper
— George (@kingsley_says) November 15, 2014
Have to say – think Rooney cannot be an England all-time great until he performs in a World Cup. Only has 1 WC goal in 3 tries.
— Football Every Day (@FootballEvryDay) November 15, 2014
Really hope rooney has a big impact for England in the next few years, so far he's just not done it enough. 1 world cup goal says it all.
— Matthew Clarke (@MattyClarke14) November 15, 2014