Wayne Rooney thinks Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player to grace the Premier League.
Manchester United need to work a bit more to confirm the Premier League title after their draw at Blackburn, but Rooney also has eyes on the Champions League trophy.
Manchester United face Barcelona in the semi finals of the Champions League and Rooney is eager to get a win against the Spanish heavyweights.
Despite Barca heralding a string of world class players, Rooney is confident the world’s best is in his side.
Barcelona are one of the best teams in the world and I’m sure it will be a fantastic game between two entertaining teams.
It is going to be one of the best semi-finals you could see, with some great attacking football. They have so many unbelievable players – Henry, Ronaldinho, Messi, Xavi, Eto’o – the list goes on.
Messi’s my favourite – for his age and the way he plays, he is brilliant.However, Rooney believes even Argentina star Messi plays second fiddle to United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo, who the striker hailed as greatest player to grace English football since the Premier League began.
He has not just been the best player of the last two seasons, he’s the best player the Premier League has ever seen – and that’s including Thierry Henry, Gianfranco Zola, Eric Cantona, Dennis Bergkamp and Alan Shearer.