Benfica striker Freddy Adu admits he'd love the chance to play with Manchester United star Wayne Rooney.

The USA international spent time at Old Trafford two years ago before making the move to Portugal last season and said: "Some English clubs were interested in me when I first emerged as a footballer. Manchester United were in touch but perhaps Sir Alex Ferguson believed I was too young to make the jump.

"But Wayne Rooney is my idol. I always watch his games now I'm in Europe with Benfica. I hope I can swap shirts with Rooney on Wednesday."