England and Liverpool legend Stan Collymore has claimed that Manchester United record breaker Wayne Rooney is only behind multiple Ballon d’Or winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi when it comes to success in the last ten years.

“If you take out the big two, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, he has had as good a career as anybody in the world over the last decade,” he wrote.

Rooney broke Sir Bobby Charlton 40 year record on Saturday against Stoke few months after breaking the national team record held by the same player.

“You don’t break Sir Bobby Charlton’s England or Manchester United’s goal records without being something very special.

“So huge congratulations to Wayne Rooney for achieving both, for a fantastic career that has seen him win virtually every trophy,”

However, Collymore like any England fan out there is disappointed that a player who has achieved so much could not help Three Lions reach semi-finals of any competition during his peak years.


“It is a little disappointing that we couldn’t see him at his best for England in terms of winning trophies or getting to finals and semi-finals.”

Wayne Rooney will certainly set even higher records for both Club and country because he is only 31 years of age.

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