Wayne Rooney joined DC United earlier this month after an year with his boyhood club, Everton.
The English forward left Everton an year after his return to the Goodison Park, having spend 13 years with Manchester United. Rooney became the latest Premier League player to join Major League Soccer, after Zlatan Ibrahimovic did so last season when joined LA Galaxy from Manchester United.
Rooney enjoyed a terrific debut for DC United, scoring a brace in his first game in the MLS. However, being in the MLS is a lot more than just football, or ‘soccer’ as they like to call it. While being at MLS, Rooney also made an appearance in a podcast called “Pardon My Take.”
Nobody is safe from the Messi and Ronaldo debate and the latest footballer to answer the question was Wayne Rooney. However, Rooney didn’t wait for a second before saying, “Messi.”
Here is the video:
Wayne Rooney doesn’t hesitate to once again declare Messi as the best and greatest ever. Yet another of Ronaldo’s ex teammates to declare Messi as the GOAT. pic.twitter.com/f80snnSSoA
— Nãif 🎗 (@NaifFCB_) July 16, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney were teammates at the Old Trafford for five years between 2004 and 2009 when they enjoyed a highly successful spell together winning numerous trophies.
The D.C. United new recruit however, said that Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi was the greatest player he had ever seen. Asked why he selected the Argentina talisman, he added: “Yeah, I think I’ve said this before, but they’re both probably the best two players to ever play the game. I just think Messi is, in my eyes, the greatest ever.”
Wayne Rooney’s words in all probability may not go down too well for Cristiano Ronaldo, though. The Portuguese has now signed for Italian giants Juventus as he aims to cement his place as the greatest ever, and attempts to leave his mark on a third nation’s league.
Ronaldo’s transfer now means that we will not get to see him lock horns with Messi in league games and the same will only happen if Juventus and Barcelona draw each other in the Champions League.
Both the ‘GOATs’ will be looking to open a fresh page as they look to start their new seasons. Neither of Ronaldo nor Messi has been able to carry their form into the World Cup. Ronaldo scored a hat-trick against Spain and the winner against Morocco but his dropped form saw Portugal crash out against Uruguay in the round of 16.
On the other hand, Messi managed only one goal as Argentina squeezed through the group stage, only to be kicked out by champions France.