Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has named Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney as the best player he has ever played with at international level.
Gerard is regarded as one of the greatest midfielders to ever play in the Premier League and has regularly drawn several comparisons against the likes of other greats Paul Scholes, Zinedine Zidane, Frank Lampard and Xavi.
The current Aston Villa boss spent the majority of his best years at Anfield and during those times, he made several enemies on the pitch.
However, his fierce rivalry with Manchester United wouldn’t cloud his judgement of Wayne Rooney, who he described as ‘unplayable’ in his prime.
The Liverpool legend played alongside many great players in the England national team such as Paul Scholes, Michael Carrick, Frank Lampard, David Beckham, John Terry, Rio Ferdinand, and Gary Neville, but it was Rooney, who stood out.
Gerard told Sky Sports that it was a ‘fantastic’ experience for him to have played alongside Rooney in the England national team.
“When Wayne was at his best he was unplayable and to play behind him was a fantastic experience.”
Rooney, Derby County’s manager, is Manchester United’s and England’s all-time top goalscorer with 53 goals in 119 caps and 253 goals in 559 appearances for England and Man United respectively.
The former Three Lions’ forward spent 13 years stay at Old Trafford before returning back to his boyhood club, Everton in 2017 after winning the Europa League under Jose Mourinho.
Steven Gerrard has been impressive since becoming Aston Villa’s boss. Last weekend, he led Villa to a 2-2 draw against Manchester United at Villa Park in the Premier League.