Wayne Rooney trains with England team-mates ahead of San Marino trip

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Wayne Rooney trained for the final time ahead of his England goal record bid in San Marino on Saturday.

The Manchester United striker took part in the morning session at St George's Park before the Three Lions jet out on Friday afternoon.

Captain Rooney needs just two goals to become England's all-time leading goalscorer and beat Bobby Charlton's record of 49.


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The 29-year-old has scored 48 goals in 105 caps compared to Charlton, who won the World Cup in 1966 and netted 49 times in 106 appearances.

Rooney has scored in his last five Euro 2016 qualifiers, with England top of Group E having won six out of six. However, his only goals for United this season came with a Champions League hat-trick against Club Brugge last month.

All 22 players in Roy Hodgson's squad trained before the match in San Marino, with the team on the brink of qualifying for next year's tournament in France.

Harry Kane and Theo Walcott are bidding to start with Rooney while John Stones, Gary Cahill, Joe Hart, Luke Shaw, Raheem Sterling and the returning Jonjo Shelvey also trained.

England are six points clear of second-placed Switzerland in Group E and host Vladimir Petkovic's side at Wembley on Tuesday.

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