The future of Wayne Rooney at Manchester United has definitely been up for debate at times this season, with the captain struggling for form during the current campaign. However the 29-year old has received the highest praise, from a certain Lionel Messi.
“For me he Rooney is the great English player of the generation.” Messi began. “What he’s capable of doing on the field is very special. He’s one of the few players that would improve any squad in Europe.”
You cannot get better compliments from any current player in the game right now. Lionel Messi is comfortably the best player on the planet at the moment, and for him to label Wayne Rooney the best English player of his generation is massive.
At the end of the day he’s right as well. Our captain has just broken England’s goal scoring record, and has led his side almost single-handedly over the last few years, despite many of the Three Lions’ fans being on his back for the majority.