It appears as though Wayne Rooney is the player worrying Barcelona the most, ahead of our Champions League final tomorrow. Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique have both claimed Rooney is the one to look out for, as they prepare to stop United retaining the European Cup.
“What I value most about the way they play is how hard players like Rooney work,” said Iniesta. “He was filling in at left-back against us last year in the semi-final. Finals are not usually very tactical. We can plan a million things before the game but in the second minute they can strike and all the plans go out the window. We cannot commit any mistakes because they have so much firepower up front.”
Gerard Pique has echoed this opinion on Rooney.
“When he is focused he is simply unstoppable,” Pique added. “I have never seen a player as powerful as Rooney – the way he goes past people, the intensity of his play, the runs he makes from the first minute to last and the shot that he has. World class. Perhaps he does not get the credit he deserves because he should score more goals, but he offers so much.”