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Rooney Sets Further Targets With Man United & England

Rooney Sets Further Targets With Man United & England

The ferocious striker shows no signs of slaking his considerable thirst for trophies just yet.

Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney has asserted that he has his sights firmly set on more team and personal glory, after he was confirmed today as the England player of the year by the Football Association.

The Red Devil was in typically indomitable form at the weekend, slotting two goals in an energetic dispay during the Three Lions' 4-0 friendly victory over Slovakia at Wembley.

He also beat off competition from Theo Walcott and Gareth Barry to be crowned England's finest international player of 2008, and the famously temperamental forward is keen to drive on for more glory with both club and country.

"I want to win more trophies, earn more caps and score more goals," Rooney told the Football Association's official website.

"When I finish my career I can look back on those kind of things, but while I'm still playing I don't want to be looking back, I only want to look forward to the achievements I can get in the future.

"After we won the Champions League last season we were thinking about the start of the next season straight away.

"The manager said 'make sure we're ready for next season'. It is something that you have to do. You can enjoy the night when you win trophies but after that you're looking forward to winning them again."

However, Rooney also wants to achieve some collective glory as part of the England team, and ackowledges that full concentraion is necessary to maintian the excellent form the national side have shown under Fabio Capello's guidance, and beat Ukraine at Wembley this Wednesday.

"Of course it is every [English] player's aim to win a trophy with England. It is something that hasn't happened in many decades now," he added.

"If we could do that in the next few years I'm sure everyone from the fans, the players and the staff involved would be absolutely delighted.

"We had some great results and performances in our qualifying games last year. Now we have some important matches coming up and we must not get complacent."

Zack Wilson,