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The striker is currently on a tally of 158 and has some distance to go before passing Sir Bobby Charlton's feat of 248, but feels he can surpass it in the next five or six years

Wayne Rooney says it would be “fantastic” if he were to surpass Manchester United’s all-time goalscoring record.

United legend Sir Bobby Charlton currently holds the feat with a total of 249 goals for the club during his 17 years and 606 appearances as a player at Old Trafford.

Rooney has quite a distance to go until he gets close to Sir Bobby’s record, with the former Everton man on 158 goals so far as a Red Devil, but insists he can surpass the target.

He told The Sun: "It would be fantastic if ever I could reach such a record and become the all-time top scorer for Manchester United. I would be absolutely thrilled to do it.

"I look at it and I certainly feel I'm capable of doing it over the next five or six years.

"If I do, then it would be an incredible achievement for me personally.

"I would be so honoured and proud. Sir Bobby Charlton is an absolute legend, a true great and it would be amazing to overtake his record which has stood for so long.

"But while it is an ambition of mine I know that in this game you can't take anything for granted - you can never be sure of anything in football.

"Injuries can happen, all sorts of things can happen but yes, if I stay fit and in form then I have a real chance."

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