Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney makes shock statement

Wayne Rooney, Manchester United. (Photo by James Baylis - AMA/Getty Images)
Wayne Rooney, Manchester United. (Photo by James Baylis - AMA/Getty Images) /

In a new statement former Manchester United star and club legend, Wayne Rooney has made a surprising remark about one of his Red Devils teammates.

When you look back at Manchester United over a decade ago, the state of the team seems almost mythical now. The Red Devils had one of the best teams in the world. Compared that to Solskjaer’s current team and you would struggle to count the world-class players on one hand.

However back then, with Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm, United were the cream of the crop. They dominated Europe and the Premier League.

With the likes of Carlos Tevez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Wayne Rooney and Ryan Giggs in the side, Man United had an incredible attacking line-up.

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It was one of the best in the club’s illustrious history. Sir Alex Ferguson was spoilt for choice and it reaped its rewards.

Undoubtedly the duo that fans will recall the most from the era is the partnership of Cristiano Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney.

The pair of them both established themselves as United legends during the period. Their contributions to the club were indelible.

However, writing in his column on the Sunday Times via Man United’s official website, Wayne Rooney has made a surprising comment.

According to the Red Devils legend, Park Ji-Sung was ‘almost as important’ to the club’s success as Cristiano Ronaldo. However, Rooney notes most children nowadays will ‘not know’ who the South Korean legend was.

Wayne Rooney makes an important point. Park Ji-Sung was an incredibly underrated player at United. His contribution to the team was overlooked for the flashy tricks and sensational goals scored by Wayne Rooney himself and Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, Park Ji-Sung was often the engine of the side. His role was to open up space for his teammates to exploit and to press the opposition when the team were out of possession.

The fact of the matter is that Park Ji-Sung deserves to be a club legend. He may not have scored as often (that was not his job) but he played just as a pivotal role as the aforementioned stars. Park Ji-Sung was a key cog in Sir Alex Ferguson’s United side.

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