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Hyypia admits Bayer Leverkusen couldn't live with Man Utd's Rooney

Bayer Leverkusen coach Sami Hyypia admits they could not live with Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney last night.

Rooney struck twice in United's 4-2 Champions League win.

Hyypia, who played against Rooney as a Liverpool defender just a couple of years ago, felt the 27-year-old had much more to offer.

"He showed that he can score good goals," said the Finn.

"He has done it for years and I think he has a few years left.

"To score 200 goals is a good achievement - that's a few more than I scored in my career.

"It looks so easy how he is playing. He is a difficult opponent to play against and he showed today he is a quality player."

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