My tribe

Milito scoffs: Man Utd's Rooney not in world top 20!

Inter Milan striker Diego Milito says Manchester United star Wayne Rooney is the most over-rated player in the game. Milito says ­England superstar Rooney may not even be in the world's top 20 players.

Milito told the Daily Star Sunday: "When we hear the English or anybody else in the world of football trying to ­compare Wayne Rooney with Messi, we find it laughable.

"Rooney is a very good player there is no doubt about that - but to put him on the same level as Messi is wrong. It's not up for debate, it's just wrong.

"We are looking at a ­player in Messi who, when he retires, may very well be the best player to have graced the game.

"How can he be compared to anybody currently playing, let alone a player who has never ever won World Player of the Year?

"While I don't agree with it, I can understand Messi being compared to Kaka and Ronaldo, but Rooney? No, no, no."

Milito added: "Like I said, I think Rooney is a very good player, maybe even a top 20 ­player in the world - but that doesn't make him Messi, it doesn't even make him close to Messi."

About the author

Tribal Football Staff

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?