Beckham, meanwhile, has warned current United boss Van Gaal that the club has to keep on winning trophies.
Beckham reckons his former England team-mate can.
England will make it nine straight qualifying wins if they overcome Estonia on Friday.
“It’s the same now”. David Beckham, Frank Lampard, Steven Gerrard, Rio Ferdinand, Gary Neville, Ashley Cole, John Terry et al, fellow men of genuine substance bordering on world class all of whom traversed the Champions League with their clubs but never came close with England.
“That’s the great thing about Wayne”.
“You knew that he’d run through a brick wall for you, for himself, for the team and for the fans”.
The occasion will also be marked by a giant flag unfurling, which will include a picture of Rooney made up of Tweets from supporters.
“He’s breaking records all over the place and he will continue to do that because of the type of player and person that he is”.
Prior to the goal against Sunderland, Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney had gone 1000 minutes before he scored.
England captain Wayne Rooney is a major doubt for Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Estonia after he missed training for a second straight day due to an ankle injury. Rooney, for all his early promise, has become part of the mystery that has seen England persistently underachieve in the global arena.
Wayne, 29, who is also England captain and recently broke Sir Bobby Charlton’s all-time leading scorer record, said: “I have been approached many times about allowing the cameras into our lives and always said no. But now seems the right time”.
“He is an out-and-out goalscorer, but he’s proved he can step into the midfield and play“.
“That’s what the rest of the players will be looking at”.
“If you’re comfortable on the ball, as players such as Wayne and Giggsy are, you can do that”. I suppose it helps if your Dad can swap shirts with a few of the greatest players of the age after every game.
“I think that Roy has done well to bring these younger guys into the team”.