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Wayne Rooney says he’s nowhere near retirement

England’s all-time top goal scorer will turn 30 just a day before the big Manchester derby game on Sunday.

Since making his professional debut for Everton, in 2002, Rooney has made 559 domestic appearances for the Toffees and Manchester United. During this time he has scored over 250 goals.

The Manchester United forward not only had the England golden boot but is also on the cusp of break Manchester United goal scoring records, which are also held by Sir Bobby Charlton.

Rooney was asked by reporters how his football will has been affected as he gets closer to his 30th birthday.

The Manchester United star responded:

“Do I feel any differently? No, physically, I feel good.”

Obviously your 30th is a big birthday in anyone’s life but in terms of me and football I still feel I’m still young enough with a lot of years ahead of me.”

“I have had no major muscle injuries.”

“I have been playing football for a long time but for me it’s just a number. Players in the past have known when the time is right to finish, but I am nowhere near that stage and I feel fitter and fresher than I have done really so for me it’s just a number.”

Wayne Rooney scored what is widely considered to be the best goal in Premier League history. He scored the overhead kick against this weekend’s opponents, Manchester City.

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