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Wayne Rooney reveals his favourite moments for England

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England forward Wayne Rooney has revealed that one of his favourite games for his country came in Euro 2004 in a crunch match against Switzerland.

The Manchester United ace, who was only 18 years of age at the time, scored two goals in the 3-0 victory and became the youngest ever player to score at a European Championship.

Currently, Rooney is England's fourth all time top goal scorer with 43 goals to his name. He is behind England legends Jimmy Greaves, Gary Lineker and Bobby Charlton, who leads the pack with 49 goals.

Rooney's Post on Facebook

The Merseyside-born player wrote on his official Facebook page: "One of my favourite games for England is the match against Switzerland in Euro 2004.

"Just going to a big tournament as part of the squad was a huge honour for me, but to score two in the second game was something I won't forget.

"After a opening game defeat to France this was a must win game, to score two and help the team win was a proud moment.

"My favourite goal was my first one, it was a great cross by Michael Owen and I managed to get my head on it!"

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England play Slovenia in a Euro 2016 Qualifier on Saturday, with the Three Lions skipper Rooney set to win his 100th cap for his country.

My favourite goal was my first one, it was a great cross by Michael Owen and I managed to get my head on it! - Wayne Rooney, Manchester United & England

Cahill Backs Rooney 

His national teammate and Chelsea centre-back, Gary Cahill, has tipped Rooney to become England's greatest ever player and to break both scoring and appearance records on the way.

Talking to the Daily Mail, the 28-year-old said: "He’s fit, he looks after himself and trains really hard. I can’t see why he can’t break all the records to be honest.

"I saw him when first broke on scene as very young player. He was an exciting talent and fantastic young player.

"You can think you are controlling him for most of the game then all of a sudden he’ll do something out of the blue and score."

England go in to the Slovenia match unbeaten in the group stage with three wins out of three. Whilst Slovenia, who sit in second place, could go level on points with the Three Lions should they win.

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