‘Wayne Rooney Is Like Pele’

By on September 19, 2011

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has likened Wayne Rooney to Brazilian great Pele.

The Brazilian legend is regarded as one of the best footballs to ever grace the beautiful game and the Scot believes Rooney has similar qualities to the Samba superstar.

“Look at Pele,” said Ferguson. “He was a very aggressive attacker as well who could look after himself. So can Rooney. There are similarities that way in strength, speed and determination.

“But he is white, completely white.”

Ferguson admits its Rooney’s worth ethic that really make him stand out.

“Wayne is a typical British player. But there have been British players who have great qualities that made them great players.

“(Paul) Gascoigne, George Best, Bobby Charlton and Denis Law.

“The similarities are that the boy has great courage. He wants to play all the time. He has incredible stamina. These are added extras to the talent he has.”

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    September 19, 2011 at 9:34 am

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