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Everton ace Rooney: Liverpool attack very dangerous, but no match for Man Utd 2008

Everton ace Wayne Rooney enjoyed a title swipe at Liverpool last night.

The Manchester United legend took in Chelsea's defeat at Watford as a pundit for Sky Sports.

Rooney, who won five Premier League titles during his spell at Old Trafford, was asked about playing alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez when the Red Devils won the Champions League in 2008.

England's all-time leading goalscorer was also asked to compare that United trio to Liverpool's current front three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, to which Rooney trolled the Reds.

"The difference we had is Premier League winners' medals," Rooney said.

"We had real quality behind us and the defence was solid. For them three to get to the level we were at, they need that wall behind them.

"Alex Ferguson used to let us attack how we wanted but if you're on the wing, you had to track back on the wing. We had a good compromise because me and Tevez would do a lot more work defensively than Cristiano.

"But with Cristiano, you knew he would win us those big games with the big moments. With any other player, you probably wouldn't but with Cristiano, he was that good you had to accommodate him. I would gladly do that for him to score big goals and help us win trophies.

"I think they are very dangerous. Firmino works very hard to win the ball back and they have a lot of pace. As good as they are, Salah takes them to the next level."

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