Updated: Thursday, 24th April 2014 @ 9:03pm

Wayne Rooney shoots for George Best and Dennis Viollet's 175-goal scoring records for Manchester United

Wayne Rooney shoots for George Best and Dennis Viollet's 175-goal scoring records for Manchester United

By Dean Wilkins

Wayne Rooney is challenging himself to surpass George Best and Dennis Viollet’s goal scoring records while winning Manchester United’s 20th league title.

Rooney is hoping to go fourth on the Reds’ all-time scorers list, ahead of legends Best and Viollet who scored 175.

The England striker has netted 28 times this campaign and is just four behind achieving the feat.

Rooney told Inside United: "I’ve seen about the all-time scoring record and a few people have reminded me of it as well, but I’m still a long, long way away from Sir Bobby [Charlton, on 249 goals] and Denis Law [on 237]."

He added: "I’m obviously proud to be up there and be in touching distance of some legends of the club. Hopefully I can overtake them soon."

The 26-year-old admits that Charlton’s record is one that he’d be proud the pass.

"It would be an unbelievable feeling if I could get his record, but as I said before I’m still a long way away. Hopefully one day I’ll be able to do it," he said.

"It’s not something I look at all the time, it’s something I’ll probably take more notice of when I’ve finished playing. But I’m certainly proud to be where I am at the moment."

United have seven games left to play in the Premier League title race, and sit five points ahead of rivals City.

Rooney has been in tremendous goal-scoring form during 2012 and Sir Alex Ferguson set him the task of achieving 40 goals before the end of the season.

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