I think it is like getting a shoutout on Twitter or Sally loving something i wrote on my blog. You get the picture, well, Messi called Rooney exceptional.
Occasionally LVG will deploy Rooney in a deeper midfield role and the England international scored 14 goals in all competions.
The 29-year-old received high praise from none other than Lionel Messi.
When asked why England have a problem producing world-class players, Messi told Shortlist: “I am not sure that it is true. If you look at the technical ability of a player like Wayne Rooney, he is as good as any player in Europe.
“Rooney has exceptional quality. Not just great technical ability, but also works very hard for his team. I’m sure Manchester United will never want to let him leave, though.”