‘Rooney better than Messi and Ronaldo’

April 30th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI  

Alex Ferguson London, Apr 30 (ANI): Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney is better than Lionel Messi at shooting and he is also a better header of the ball than Cristiano Ronaldo, according to his scoring partner at United.

Speaking about his strike partnership with Rooney, Manchester United latest sensation Javier Hernandez, is happy to bracket his illustrious teammate in the same breath as Barcelona maestro Messi and Ronaldo of Real Madrid.

Hernandez has scored 17 goals in his debut season in England.

“I always used to admire Wayne from a distance. Now it is a pleasure to play alongside him. Our relationship is perfect. Without doubt Wayne is one of the best forwards in the world. Wayne is better than Lionel Messi - at shooting,” the Sun quoted him, as saying.

“And better than Cristiano Ronaldo - at heading. All their styles are different but Rooney is a super class,” he added.

Hernandez ’s phenomenal movement and eye for goal has given United a whole new dimension.

He also knows that the switch from Mexico to the Premier League would involve physical duress and he has worked tirelessly at this aspect of his game.

Hernandez said: “Today football is not only about technique but physical preparation. I run many miles and work on my muscles to increase my speed. In Mexico I developed a similar system, although it wasn’t so intense as here.

“The physical power is key to triumph in England. Only by making sacrifices could I have achieved something that seemed impossible when I arrived last summer. I wanted to learn and to take my chance when it came. Never did I imagine this success.”

United boss Alex Ferguson believes that the partnership between Hernandez and Rooney has helped fill the void left by Ronaldo, The Sun reports. (ANI)

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