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Man Utd's Rooney wants England silverware not individual records

Wayne Rooney has indicated that an international career without success is seemingly futile.

The 27-year old Manchester United forward is currently preparing with his England teammates to take on Brazil in a friendly in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday and is closing in on Sir Bobby Charlton's scoring record of 49 international goals for the Three Lions.

But Rooney has made it clear that he would much rather win a major trophy with his nation than top a goals chart.

"Some people talk about records, but I'm not really too fussed," Rooney told Sport magazine. "I've always felt that, to be successful, you have to win trophies.

"I could end my career with England being record goalscorer and maybe even record caps-holder, but if you're not going to be successful, then it's pointless.

"That's what I play for England for: to try and help England be successful. That's the aim. It's not to see how many caps or goals I can get - it's to see if I can get a winner's medal."

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Andrew Slevison
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