Wayne Rooney will be presented with a golden boot from Sir Bobby Charlton at Wembley on Friday night to mark him becoming England’s all-time leading goalscorer.
Rooney scored a penalty against Switzerland last month to reach 50 goals for his country, meaning he overtook Charlton’s 47-year record.
Produced by silversmiths Thomas Lyte, the 24-carat gold-plated boot will be presented to Rooney by Charlton ahead of kickoff when England face Estonia.
However, Rooney will miss the game, as well as the fixture against Lithuania, due to injury.
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The 29-year-old has made a poor start to the season and has faced criticism this term but it is a remarkable achievement nonetheless for him to become England’s all-time goalscorer and he’s got a few years left in him, so he’ll no doubt be scoring plenty more goals before he retires.
Perhaps Rooney’s injury will take him out of the limelight for a while and give him a rest before he returns to Manchester to carry on the campaign with United. Something certainly needs to change as his form has been nothing short of woeful.