Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney says Germany are strictly second-rate.

England ace Rooney is quick to acknowledge Germany's talent - but says Spain still reign supreme.

Rooney said: "I'd rather be Spain as they are World and European champions. But Germany are a great team with great players and it will be a big test for us.

"It's nice to beat anyone but especially the Germans. It's always nice when you beat them.

"It's great when you beat the big teams. When we beat Brazil it gave everyone a lift and getting a draw away in Brazil was a great result for us.

"So it's important that we try to win the game but it's important that we try to deliver what the manager wants from us on the pitch as well."

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