Could Rooney break Shearer's record?

Wayne Rooney's strike against Manchester City recently took his Premier League tally to 200 goals, becoming only the second player in the league's history to do so. Only Alan Shearer had previously managed the feat, scoring 260 times for Blackburn and Newcastle. 

Rooney has two goals in two league games since his return to Everton this summer and looks to be desperate to prove he's not finished at the highest level after falling out of favour at Manchester United. It's early days in the new season of course but just what could Rooney achieve this season?

It had looked as though he would be bidding to play his way back in to the England set-up but ahead of the Three Lions upcoming games with Malta and Slovakia, he announced his retirement from the international game. So with his record-breaking England career now behind him, what are the next milestones that Rooney could reach this season? Well Coral are offering a number of special markets related to his goalscoring exploits this season.

The good start to his second spell at Everton had sparked discussion as to just how many Premier League strikes he will end up with. In his final two seasons with Manchester United, his goal tally was greatly diminished scoring just eight times in the 2015-16 season and only five last season. If he carries on in his current vein, he'll easily surpass both of those totals though Coral don't expect him to be challlenging for the Golden Boot. They have it priced at just 8/11 that his tally is below 11.5. For him to hit over that mark is just evens however he is out at 25/1 to be the league's leading scorer this season. 

Having broken both the Manchester United and England all-time scoring records, Alan Shearer's Premier League is the last remaining landmark that he has a realistic (ish) chance of breaking. He is now 60 goals behind and is 20/1 with Coral to do so. They are not the most speculative odds in the world given the task ahead of Rooney looks a tough ask. To score 60 times for Everton in his 30's would require him to score more league goals than he managed in his last five seasons for United combined, where he managed 54 goals. If he is to do so, he's going to need to produce a season akin to that of either 2009-10 when he hit 26 league goals or 2011-12 when he went one better. 

It would be remarkable for Rooney to manage such a prolific spell this late in his career but if his start to this season is anything to go by, then their is a chance.

Written By:- Dean McHugh (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 23/08/2017 - 15:36 PM
Filed in:- Football Betting News, Everton, Manchester United

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