Wayne Rooney: Salah takes Liverpool to the next level


Wayne Rooney has drawn comparisons between the Manchester United team of 2008 and this season's Liverpool side.

"I really think he is the ideal player for Manchester United", the Everton striker told Sky Sports.

Rooney played alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez, an attack that often proved irrepressible for opposition defences.

Rooney made the comments while appearing on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, as Chelsea were defeated 4-1 by Watford at Vicarage Road.

Turning his attention to the England squad, the former skipper said some players are not hurt by defeat and should learn from the attitude of Harry Kane, whom he described as "probably the best striker in Europe".

"They will score goals - it's whether if they do it at the right time". "Roy was watching the rugby the night before and he went to get his food and I turned over and put X Factor on".

The Englishman, despite the unbelievable pressure surrounding his move, couldn't have taken to life at United any better with 17 goals in his first season including a debut hat-trick. He was one of the, if not the main, reasons we won the league that year.

"Jose Mourinho sometimes has his team in second gear and he doesn't allow what we think is the potential of this team to truly display itself on the field".

And much to the Chilean's relief, he tapped home the rebound after Jonas Lossl had saved his initial effort from the penalty spot to open his United account after joining from Arsenal on reportedly the biggest ever contract in Premier League history.

'For them three to get to the level we were at, they need that wall behind them'. "People said we couldn't play together but we hit it off, played well together and I really enjoyed it".