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Enhanced odds: Wayne Rooney to be England’s top goal scorer at the World Cup now 4/1
The Brazil 2014 World Cup is now or never for Wayne Rooney.
At 28 years of age, the Manchester United striker will either make his mark on the biggest stage on earth, or have many regrets on missing out.
Four years ago, Rooney and England failed to shine in South Africa.
Whilst the 2006 campaign will forever remain etched in history as the one that saw Rooney sent off due to a scrap with good mate Cristiano Ronaldo.
Rooney comes into the World Cup having scored 17 goals for Manchester United in 2013/2014 in a poor season for his club but one where he shined individually – earning a lucrative new contract at Old Trafford.
And, Wazza has looked decent in the England warm-up matches, scoring against Ecuador, following a rest at the end of the domestic season.
So, will Wayne Rooney end the campaign as England’s top goal scorer?
Its very possible, with only Daniel Sturridge likely to pip Rooney to score the most goals for Roy Hodgson’s side.
With no one expecting England to do very well, including fans of the Three Lions, this could well be the time when Rooney makes his mark on the World Cup.
And, historically, England’s top goal scorer at a World Cup, never scores many, unless your name is Gary Lineker – see graphic below.
- Updated: June 8, 2014