On debatable note, Lionel Messi has picked Wayne Rooney as the greatest English player of his generation.
The players have faced off against each other 4 times in their careers and the Argentine maestro insists that there is a lot of mutual respect between them.
“There has always been a great deal of respect between myself and Wayne Rooney,”
“For me he is the great English player of the generation.
What he is capable of doing on the field is very special, and he is one of the few players that would improve any squad in Europe.” Messi quoted to have been said.
However, Rooney has been out of action for two months due to a knee injury and the performances of Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy have led some to question his place in the national side.