Charlton: Lucky To Have Rooney

Posted by Saim Wednesday, September 09, 2009
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England and Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton has heaped praise on Wayne Rooney saying how lucky England and Manchester United are to have the striker

According to arguably England's greatest ever player, Wayne Rooney is the man who could fire England to glory in next year's World Cup. Sir Bobby Charlton thinks that Rooney has the obvious talent to carry his country on the international scene in the biggest stage of them all.

Charlton speaks...
"Wayne Rooney is a very important person for the club and country. I think United and England are very lucky to have someone of his character and ability. He is always pleased to listen to you and pick up any advice and help he can."

According to Charlton, Rooney has the ambition and drive which can help in pulling England from the inconsistencies of the past.
"Wayne has great ambitions and he wants to be the best and will ensure he does everything to achieve that. From England's point of view we have suffered from inconsistency for a good 20 to 30 years. But we are getting a consistent look to our game under Fabio Capello.
If the team continue to perform well and Wayne is also key to that, then I think we can start thinking about success again at international level."

Sir Bobby Charlton also goes ahead and says that the Manchester United star also has the necessary determination and strong character which is essential to carry the hopes of the people and he is grounded enough to take praise as a stepping stone to further improvement.
"I don't worry about talking about Wayne like this or the fact that people see him as so vital for England these days because he is a big lad, a strong character and can handle the pressure."

Rooney is currently on a rich scoring spree for club and country and Charlton backs the striker to overhaul his record tally for England.
"I would really have no problem if Wayne eventually got beyond 50. There are a lot of goals to come from him."

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