The striker, whose future at Manchester United has been cast in doubt after he was left out of the starting line-up against Real Madrid, admitted he was 'proud' to meet his idol and posted a picture of him with the Argentinian legend on his Facebook page, says the Daily Mail.
Rooney, who has described Maradona as the greatest player ever, said: "Maradona is a legend in football and someone I've always looked up to. In my opinion he is the best ever.
"I used to watch videos of him when I was little and he could do everything. He was one of the few players who could win a game on his own.
"His all round game was unbelievable, especially his skill, finishing and the way he created chances. I also liked how feisty he was all the time and you could see how much he wanted to win every game."