Ibrahimovic believes that Rooney too little appreciation is given in England
Zlatan Ibrahimovic will find it impossible to believe that his team-mate Wayne Rooney as much as critics get in England. The 31-year-old attacker may since Saturday only scorer of all time call of Manchester United.
“Everyone knows how good Wayne is, but this country needs him again started to appreciate,” said Ibrahimovic in the English media. “I see currently no striker like him. Give me but a name. Name one. And still you are not happy with him.”
“The record that he has this weekend broken, is something really big. A lot of top players have United played football and his name is now at the top of the list.”
Rooney made Saturday in the uitduel with Stoke City (1-1) 250e hit for Manchester United in all competitions and that there is a more than clublegende Sir Bobby Charlton. Beginning this month, the former player of Everton thanks to a goal in the FA Cup match with Reading all on the same level with Charlton.
In september 2015, passed the 115-fold international Charlton as top scorer of all time of the English national team. Now he is 53 interlandtreffers. Charlton has 49.
Rooney makes recordtreffer for United
Substitute Wayne Rooney gave United with his 250e goal for the club a point against Stoke City: 1-1.
The 31-year-old attacker turned a free-kick in a time in the goal.
Joy at Rooney after his goal.
At the beginning of this month, Rooney all on the same level with Charlton.
Rooney made his debut in 2004 for United.
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Nevertheless, the English media and fans this season, often critical of Rooney, which is not always a rise under manager José Mourinho. According to fellow attacker Ibrahimovic is the captain is still very important for the ‘Mancunians’.
“He is great”, says the Swede. “Off the field he is a real leader on the pitch, he is a very complete footballer. He helps his teammates and he has that very important quality that he knows how to goals and assists can give.”
“I am very proud that I can be on the same field was when he set the record broke and hopefully he can still long to continue with what he is doing now.”
Manchester United is after 22 races on the sixth place in the Premier League, fourteen points of leader Chelsea. The ‘Red Devils’ move Thursday on a visit to Hull City for the return in the semi-finals of the League Cup.
Rooney lost Charlton finished as top scorer of all times Manchester United