Wayne Rooney has been on the receiving end of lots of praise this season, with him finally stepping in to the limelight which has been vacated by Cristiano Ronaldo, and before him, Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Ronaldo argues that whilst Rooney is definitely having a great season, our young forward has always been great.

“It doesn’t impress me because I know the quality Rooney has,” said Ronaldo. “He was always brilliant when I played with him. I played with him for three or four years and he was always brilliant, not just this season. This season he has played very well and scored many goals but he is still the same player. He is fantastic and a winner.”

“I hope to play with him again some day,” he continued. “I don’t know if this is possible but I am really happy for him and for all the players at Manchester.”