Rooney faces City on Sunday in a repeat of last seasonâs fixture and his spectacular late winner.
âBoth are great players, for each team,â said Zabaleta.
âSergio and Rooney are top, top strikers, not just in the Premier League, but around the world.
âThey are very similar players and also important for both teams and they both keep scoring goals so itâs going to be great to see Rooney and Sergio.
And if he had to pick one, who would it be?
âYou know, easily for me, Sergio!â