- Mar 6, 2006
Wayne Rooney is in the form of his career. mvdig wants to know where you feel the Manchester United and England star ranks among the world’s best players.
Is he the sport’s best striker? Is he its finest player? Has he still got some way to go before he can be compared to the game’s elite performers?
Be sure to read what a selection of footballing personalities think about Rooney (see below) and tell us which position you feel he occupies on a list of football’s best players.
Simply comment to join the discussion, remembering to keep your comments clean, respectful, on-topic and in English.
On Wayne Rooney...
Carlo Ancelotti: “He’s a fantastic, fantastic player. Is he the best in the world at the moment? I think yes. At the moment he’s the most decisive player in the world.
David Beckham: “He's such an exceptional talent. I think without a doubt he's one of the best, if not the best, player at the moment along with (Cristiano) and (Lionel) Messi.”
Dimitar Berbatov: “At the moment he is the best in the world. He is still so young and has the chance to be even greater.”
Fabio Capello: “Wayne is an extraordinary player. He holds the ball very well. He dribbles. He can shoot from long distance. He can score goals with his head. And he presses a lot, he runs a lot. The others (Messi and Ronaldo) don't do that. It is a big difference."
Sir Alex Ferguson: “Wayne is in absolutely devastating form, which is putting him up alongside the greats like Ronaldo, Messi and Kaka. He is so complete and looks dangerous every time he's on the pitch."
Essam El-Hadary: “Rooney is one of the best forwards in the world, if not the best. He dominates games.”
Steven Gerrard: “His form this season has been special. At the moment, on current form, Wayne is the best player in the world.”
Gilberto Silva: “We (Brazil) watch Rooney very closely. He's a top player. He’s on the same level as them (Kaka, Messi and Ronaldo)."
Roberto Mancini: "Rooney is the best in the world with Messi. He scores loads, works for the team and is intelligent all over the pitch.”
Gary Neville: “It is not just about his performance, it is about his determination and character and his willingness to always fight for the team. He is not just a player who wins you games - he fights for everything as well.”
Martin O'Neill: "He's a world-class player and arguably in the top three players in the world."
Cristiano Ronaldo: “Rooney is a winner. He’s a fantastic player. He is scoring a lot of goals and is always brilliant. He is the man at Manchester United.”
Nemanja Vidic: “Wayne is definitely the best striker in the world. He is strong and he has pace. For a defender, players like that are always difficult.”