Former Manchester United midfielder Darren Fletcher has claimed that his former Captain Wayne Rooney is on the same level with his former teammate and Real Madrid four times Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.

They played together and won every trophy available at Club level before the Portuguese left to join the Spanish giants in 2009. The England international has now captained both Red Devils and England.

“Everybody wants recognition. You always think you should have more,” Fletcher said.


“But he’s broken records, captained United and England, won everything. He’s up there with the best, every bit as influential as Ronaldo in his day.

“Those two went toe to toe one year but, after that, to allow Ronaldo to go forwards, Wayne fell back and was a team player and that was what they needed.

“People with good football intelligence will realise that. Others may not.”

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