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Ferguson: Rooney is like Pele

Sir Alex Ferguson has compared Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney to the legendary Brazilian Pele as he looks to continue his fine recent form against Benfica.

Rooney has often been hailed as ''the white Pele'' by fans in the Stretford End at Old Trafford and, in responding to an observation from Benfica coach Jorge Jesus that Rooney is ''more Brazilian or Argentinian'' than English, Ferguson made his own comparison.

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kane_lfc4604d ago

Rooney and Pele dont belong in the same sentence.

Anderson84604d ago

i wouldnt go that far, but rooney does have a long way to go before he can be grouped along those kind of legends

kane_lfc4604d ago

Rooneys one of the best strikers in the world but comparing him to Pele is a bit to much.

Flashwave_UK4603d ago

report for offensive comment towards pele^^