QPR veteran Rio Ferdinand has declared that Wayne Rooney was a better player than Cristiano Ronaldo when he arrived at Manchester United.
Real Madrid star Ronaldo is now regarded among the best of all time.
Ferdinand told The Sun: “It’s hard to explain just how much excitement there was at Old Trafford when he [Rooney] joined us. He signed a year after Cristiano Ronaldo but Rooney was the better all-round player.
“He was a more mature footballer who could bring the rest of the team into the game and could score and make goals.
‘”Cristiano was special, too, and his tricks, flicks and dribbles were fantastic. But at the time he did not have the rounded game which Wazza had.”