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Lionel Messi praises Wayne Rooney: "He's a once in a generation player"

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Even though he has just broken one of the most special records of his career, Wayne Rooney is still deeply criticized and not thought of as a world-class player. Not according to a man who knows a thing or two about being great.

After the Manchester United man scored his 50th international goal for the England national team, which put him in the sole position as the highest scorer in the history of The Three Lions ahead of none other than Sir Bobby Charlton, Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi was one of the first to congratulate Rooney on the accomplishment.

"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.

"Rooney is a winner. He will just be focused on success with England in the European Championship.

"I have always said the same is true of myself and Argentina — breaking caps and goals records mean nothing unless they come with trophies. Like I say, Wayne is a winner. It will always be the team first and personal records second."

Source: Mirror

Hey Wayne, you know all that criticism you hear when you don't play well? That's all bullsh*t, because Messi thinks you're a special player. MESSI SAYS THAT!!!!

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