Wayne Rooney has revealed what James Milner said to him after he scored the penalty against Switzerland to cement his status as England’s all-time top goalscorer.
After an emotional moment for the Manchester United and England captain, Milner walked over to Rooney and said: “Congratulations, record goalscorer, now get in midfield with me!”
This is according to Rooney himself, who revealed Milner’s cheeky comment after the end of the match. (You can watch the video, uploaded by 101 Great Goals, by scrolling down this page).
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The Liverpool midfielder’s comment clearly amused Rooney, who is the talk of the nation this morning following his record-breaking exploits.
The 29-year-old surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton as the Three Lions’ record goalscorer with his 50th goal on his 107th international appearance.
Rooney and Milner go head-to-head this weekend
Rooney was handed a special celebratory England shirt in the dressing room after the match by manager Roy Hodgson, while the versatile striker then thanked his teammates in a speech which has been uploaded to YouTube by the Football Association.
Rooney and Milner will be on opposing sides this weekend, as Manchester United host fierce rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford.
The former hasn’t enjoyed a particularly good start to the 2015-16 Premier League campaign - he has failed to score in his first four league fixtures - but the Red Devils’ skipper will be looking to put that right this weekend against Brendan Rodgers’ side.
If he continues to fire blanks in the Premier League, though, Louis van Gaal might be tempted to play Rooney in the No. 10 position, behind £36 million summer signing Anthony Martial.
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