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Capello: Man Utd striker Rooney has more to offer than Kaka

England boss Fabio Capello says Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is now among the world's best.

The England chief claims Rooney can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Lionel Messi, Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Capello said: "Rooney is one of the best players in the world now, the confidence is really there.

"Messi is about dribbling and imagination. Ronaldo is fast and shoots from distance - Rooney is a real centre-forward.

"The others play wide. Kaka has to arrive from midfield but Rooney presses. The others do that less.

"When I meet Marcello Lippi or Giovanni Trapattoni they all think he's one of the best in the world. They always ask me about Rooney."

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