Rooney: This is a night I'll never forget
An emotional Wayne Rooney reflects on his England goal-scoring record in an exclusive radio interview with 5 live Sport. The striker scored to surpass Bobby Charlton's tally.
An emotional Wayne Rooney reflected on his England goal-scoring record in an exclusive radio interview with 5 live Sport.
The Manchester United striker converted the 50th goal of his international career during England's 2-0 win over Switzerland at Wembley to surpass Sir Bobby Charlton's long-standing record.
Rooney's goal from the penalty spot doubled England's lead after Harry Kane broke the deadlock midway through the second half.
But Rooney, who was greeted back into the dressing room to a standing ovation, admitted surpassing the record was a very proud moment.
"It's a very special night for me and my family. It's a night I'll never forget," Rooney said speaking to 5 live's Chief Football Reporter Ian Dennis.
He added: "It's a huge honour - Sir Bobby is a legend. I know he'll be extremely happy and proud that it's a Manchester United captain who has done it.
"It's nights like this that you don't forget - when you do create a bit of history it's a great feeling and a special moment."
This clip was first broadcast on 5 live Sport on 08 September 2015.