Brazil legend Pele runs rule over Man Utd captain Wayne Rooney

Brazil legend Pele explains why Wayne Rooney is one of Manchester United key players

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Pele has spoken of his admiration for Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney ahead of the Red Devils’ clash against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday.

The talismanic striker is expected to line up against their top-four rivals as Louis van Gaal’s side look to move five points clear of their nearest challengers.

Rooney has scored five goals in his last six games after the United manager moved the England skipper into his preferred centre-forward role.

Two-time World Cup winner Pele revealed that Rooney would make his team as the Brazil legend talked up the United striker’s qualities.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Pele said: “Rooney to me is one of the players who is excellent for the team.

“He has patience, guts, and he plays nice football. If I have to select for my team, he will be in my team.”

The 29-year-old has scored 11 goals in 25 Premier League games this season, whilst Rooney netted twice in four FA Cup appearances before the club’s exit.

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United lost 1-0 to Liverpool at Anfield last season after Rooney’s England team-mate Daniel Sturridge scored a fourth-minute winner for the hosts.

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