He said at a Red Bull event: "I remember growing up, I was a Rooney fan.
"He was obviously a local lad but he had the hype at the time. I must have been about five or six when he'd broken into the first team. He was doing crazy things like 'that' goal against Arsenal.
"I remember watching Henry as well. My mum always says that I used to watch loads of Match of Day – video tapes of old matches from the 70's, 80's, 90's."