David Moyes has reiterated his view that Wayne Rooney can etch his name into Manchester United folklore by breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s goal-scoring record.
Rooney is fourth on the list of the club's all-time top scorers and 42 goals behind Charlton, who netted 249 times during his career at Old Trafford. The manager is confident that his in-form striker can surpass the record and position himself at the head of the pantheon.
"There are big things ahead for Wayne and some big targets ahead - he can break Sir Bobby's record," said Moyes in Friday's press conference.
The boss also believes Rooney has the physical attributes needed to enjoy a prolonged career and could possibly register an appearance tally to rival Ryan Giggs who has played 955 times for the Reds – significantly more than any other player. Ahead of what would be Wayne's 500th club match for United and Everton combined, Moyes was asked whether the 28-year-old can emulate his evergreen team-mate Giggs.
“I think he can,” the boss told reporters. “As he gets older, he's adaptable and such a good football player. If he gets older and loses his pace, he can play a bit deeper.
“There are some fantastic legends around this club and Wayne has got a chance of turning out as one of them. He already is but he can get real, real