Sir Bobby Charlton speaking to Laureus.com


“Wayne Rooney will have to play. He’s just got that something extra. I tell him that if anybody is going to beat my record for the number of goals scored it better be you.”


”One thing that worries me is the shortage of world class players. I am not against foreign players, but it means that if they are playing [in England], we don’t have enough young players. We should play young players. You have to give them a chance.”


“I always like to think and hope that we can get something out of it, but it does not seem possible: it’s in Brazil; tough opposition; our own shortage of players. There’s a lot of problems there.”