WAYNE ROONEY has named four Manchester United legends who could take on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
Write in his column for The timesRooney commented on the current squad that United’s “loud neighbors” have developed.
And to the Red Devils’ dismay, he doesn’t think the 2008 United side – who won the Premier League and Champions League – could beat them over a full season.
Instead, Rooney believes they would be more like Liverpool.
Can beat City in one off games but end up falling short as they fail to maintain the same consistency throughout the season.
However, he believes four of Sir Alex Ferguson’s 2008 side could join the line-up of their modern counterparts.
First, Rooney believes midfield maestro Paul Scholes would have no trouble fitting in under Guardiola.
He also believes the pairing of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand would improve the Cityzen’s backline.
And last but not least, Rooney has committed to being an important part of this super team.
Interestingly, it also means that Cristiano Ronaldo, who won the first of his five Ballon d’Or trophies at United this season, is no longer available.
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The ex-England skipper also revealed he would have loved to have played alongside the record-breaker Erling Haland and Kevin de Bruyne.
Rooney also revealed how he uses Guardiola as an example to improve his own coaching.
He added: “I would have liked to have played under Guardiola.
“I look at how he develops people as players and individuals, what he does with John Stones and how he influenced Jack Grealish.
“He’s an incredible coach. You can see how he has changed his defensive line this season, Nathan Aké’s progress and so many examples of his work.
“You see someone constantly working on their team’s form and finding new ways to break the opposition.
“As a manager, I’m amazed.”