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England news: Wayne Rooney backs Harry Kane to surpass his Three Lions tally in 'two or three years'

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'His record for England is fantastic': Wayne Rooney predicts Harry Kane will surpass his Three Lions record goal tally in next 'two or three years'Wayne Rooney backs Harry Kane to beat his England goalscoring record of 53Kane, the current England captain, already has 26 goals at the age of 26Rooney believes it will only take Kane 'two or three more years' to surpass him

Wayne Rooney expects his place as England's record goalscorer to be handed over to Harry Kane inside the next 'two or three years'.

Rooney scored 53 goals in an England shirt, breaking Sir Bobby Charlton's previous mark of 49 along the way.

But he believes current captain and Tottenham striker Kane, who already has 26 at the age of 26, to pass him sooner rather than later.

Wayne Rooney believes Harry Kane will claim his goalscoring record for England soon

Rooney (L) has backed the current England captain to surpass his record in the next few years

'I never take goals for granted, I love scoring them. Once I got to 35 for England, I could feel the record getting close,' he told the Wayne Rooney Podcast.

'I don't think it'll stand for 50 years like Bobby Charlton's, I think Harry Kane, possibly the next two or three years will... He's a fantastic goalscorer and his record for England is fantastic.

'When I got the record and then went back for my last game I said it would be an honour to go and present him like Bobby Charlton presented me with the golden boot and I'm sure it won't be before too long.'

Rooney, coming to the end of his time with DC United before a return to England with Derby, has been enjoying watching Gareth Southgate's England side sweep all before them in Euro 2020 qualifying.

Kane added four more goals to his current tally of 26 in the wins over Bulgaria and Kosovo

Southgate appears capable of turning potential into prizes, something Rooney's 'Golden Generation' was unable to do.

However, Manchester United's all-time leading scorer believes that had someone like current Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola managed that squad, things could have been different.

'I watch them (England) with excitement and happiness when they are winning,' he said. 'You look at our team 10 yeas ago and arguably we had the best group of players in world football.

'Rio Ferdinand, John Terry, Ashley Cole, (Steven) Gerrard, (Paul) Scholes, (Frank) Lampard, (David) Beckham, myself, Michael Owen - our team then, if we had a Guardiola with that group of players, we'd have won everything, no doubt about it.'

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