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Leicester boss Ranieri: Man Utd star Rooney is ‘amazing’ but...

Claudio Ranieri has labelled Wayne Rooney as an 'amazing player' but insists he would not have him in his Leicester City side.

The Manchester United captain continues to cop flak for his recent subpar performances, with many pundits questioning his future in Jose Mourinho's Red Devils side.

As Ranieri prepares his Foxes to take on United at Old Trafford on Saturday, he spoke glowingly of the England skipper who despite being a top quality player, would not find a spot with the reigning Premier League champions.

"He is an amazing player. He's a champion," said Ranieri of Rooney.

"I love my players, and I wouldn't change my players with anybody else.

"I'm very pleased with them and we think we can have a very good season."

Andrew Slevison
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