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Messi: Manchester United star is a “once in a generation” talent



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Rooney is now the leading goalscorer for his country
Rooney is now the leading goalscorer for his country

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has praised England skipper Wayne Rooney by saying he is one of the greatest players of his generation. Rooney has become England’s all-time leading goal scorer, breaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s record, when he scored his 50th goal for the Three Lions against Switzerland on Tuesday at Wembley.

Messi said as quoted by The Mirror: “Wayne Rooney is for me a once in a generation player. One of those special players, who is not comparable to any other.

“There are many special players, but Rooney has exceptional quality and technical ability as well as being one of the strongest players I have faced with an exceptional work rate – there is nobody like him.”

Moving to other story, The Guardian writer Amy Lawrence writes Anthony Martial needs time at Manchester United to settle down. “What can Anthony Martial do for Manchester United?” she asks, further saying the more pertinent question will be “What Manchester United can do for Martial?”

bbd7bb9b85fa768f3d4feeff5d02079bJust days after Rooney scoring his 50th goal for the Three Lions, the Manchester United striker has cast doubt on his future. The 29-year-old feels he must fight for his places, with talented young strikers like Harry Kane are gunning to take his place in the England XI. Daily Express covers the article on their back page. 4be6b4457760dffb1aca669f09329384Daily Star also echoes on similar lines. They also add a report on former Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro and says she will have the Football Association’s support should she pursue legal action against Chelsea.