‘He’ll smash it’ – Wayne Rooney tips Tottenham star Harry Kane to break his England goal record and believes he could reach stunning tally

    Legendary forward Wayne Rooney has backed Harry Kane to break his England goalscoring record and hopes that he does it at the World Cup.

    The Everton and Manchester United icon scored a record 53 goals for the Three Lions, surpassing Sir Bobby Charlton’s tally of 49 in September 2015.

    Kane is set to break Rooney’s record in the coming England matches – possibly at the World Cup

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    Kane is set to break Rooney’s record in the coming England matches – possibly at the World Cup

    Rooney tops England’s scoring charts with 53 goals after surpassing Sir Bobby Charlton’s tally of 49 in September 2015

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    Rooney tops England’s scoring charts with 53 goals after surpassing Sir Bobby Charlton’s tally of 49 in September 2015

    However, Tottenham’s star man is set to eclipse his incredible achievements.

    Kane is currently standing on 51 goals for England and sits in second place in the all-time scorers list.

    At 29 years old it would take a brave person to bet against him surpassing Rooney’s total.

    The frontman will be leading Gareth Southgate’s side out at the World Cup in Qatar as captain later this month and, according to Rooney, there’s no one who deserves the accolade more than the Spurs star.

    Speaking on talkSPORT Breakfast, Rooney said: “Do you know what, I’m delighted for him and I think he’ll go on and smash the record.

    “I think he’ll end up on 70-odd goals, if I’m being honest. He deserves it for the work that he puts in.

    The focus is now on Kane to beat the record, something that he’s widely expected to do

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    The focus is now on Kane to beat the record, something that he’s widely expected to do

    “It’s a huge honour to have the record but records are there to be broken and I can’t think of anyone better than Harry to go and take that record.

    “Hopefully he gets it during this World Cup because it’ll mean that he’s doing well for England.”

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