Titanbet.co.uk have cited a shortage of upcoming English goal-scoring talent for offering a whopping 11/2 on Wayne Rooney NOT to play at the next World Cup.
Rooney, who became England’s all-time record scorer on Tuesday evening, is long odds on to still be leading the lines for the Three Lions when the 2018 World Cup comes around.
Rooney netted his 50th goal for his country against Switzerland at Wembley, to better Sir Bobby Charlton’s long-standing record of 49 and Titanbet.co.uk, expect him to be still leading the charge should England qualify for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia. England’s qualifying campaign for that tournament will begin in September next year.
Titanbet.co.uk  make Rooney 1/10 to play in the finals whilst anyone who believes time will catch up on the England captain – who will be considered a veteran at the age of 31 by then – will be tempted by the generous-looking ‘No’ price.
UK Sports Manager for Titanbet.co.uk  Russell Yershon has insisted:_There’s been Rooney mania this week and everyone seems to have an opinion on him. We’ve been asked for prices on him scoring more England goals and on still playing for England at the next World Cup._
Our traders believe it’s a near certainty he will be there as there are no obvious new Wayne Rooney’s being produced and we see him still being the first choice to lead his country in two years. There are undoubtedly players out there with potential – Harry Kane and Saido Berahino come to mind – but neither of them has proved that they’ve got what it takes to
score year in and year out at Premiership level – never mind in the white heat of international football._
Kane may be the best bet, but with only four caps to his name he is still a long way from the sort of tried and tested source of goals that England need if they are to make an impact at tournament level._
Clubcall analysts believe that at 29, Rooney can be counted on to add up at least another 20 caps to his already incredible tally of 107 appearances. At his current rate of a goal every 2.14 games that could stretch the record to an incredible 59 strikes.
However, Titanbet.co.uk  believe 60 goals may be pushing it BEFORE the Euros.
The leading football bookmaker is offering 9/2 for Rooney to score 60 goals by June 10 2016, and it is 1/9 him failing to do so.
“Rooney’s good but we don’t think he’s quite that good and Roy Hodgson may rest him a few times before the finals. You never know though with Rooney and we may regret going so big on a player of his calibre”_