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