Report: Manchester United & England Striker Wayne Rooney To Be Handed £500,000 If He Wins Golden Boot In 2010 World Cup

England and Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney will pick up a mammoth £500,000 bonus if he emerges top scorer from the 2010 World Cup, the News of the World has reported.
It is claimed that this piece of value added bonus has been inked into the striker's lucrative deal with his boot supplier.

The last time an Englishman won the coveted Golden Boot award at the showpiece event was in 1986 when Gary Lineker bagged six goals to become the tournament's top scorer.

Germany hitman Miroslav Klose is the current holder of the gong, having scored five times in the last edition of the showpiece event in 2006.

According to a few bookmakers, the former Everton striker is fourth favourite to take the mantle in South Africa, following a prolific season for club and country.

At present, Rooney is nursing a knee injury that kept him out of his side's 1-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, and also is a doubt for the upcoming Champions League clash with Milan.