With many lauding the 32-year-old as the best foreign striker to play in the division, Rooney was asked if he agreed - but the former England international did not.
Bringing up the likes of Ruud van Nistelrooy, Dennis Bergkamp, and Eric Cantona as honourable mentions, Rooney revealed that it was actually an Arsenal legend who he believes is the best foreign striker to have played in the league.
Sergio Aguero has scored 254 goals for Man City.- PurelyFootball (@PurelyFootball) March 29, 2021
Wayne Rooney scored 253 goals during his time at Man United.
Sergio Aguero has played 185 matches less than Wayne Rooney. :flushed: pic.twitter.com/5Njum74OgJ
According to Rooney, Thierry Henry still holds the title: "Aguero has been fantastic and is certainly right up there. But if I was asked to choose then I'd probably say Thierry Henry was the best foreign player.
"There's a few in a pack just behind him who are
right up there like Aguero, Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Dennis Bergkamp and
However, Rooney stil appreciates what Aguero has done in the last ten years.
:flag_fr: "I'd probably say Thierry Henry is the best foreign player to play in the #PL."- talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) March 31, 2021
:clap: "Closely behind him is a group of 5/6 players. Aguero is one of them."
Wayne Rooney has his say on the best overseas player to play in the Premier League
Who'd be your number one? pic.twitter.com/0JGUh2IHJy
"He's certainly one of the Premier League greats that's for sure. He's right up there. He's a fantastic player.
"He's outstanding and has been a revelation. I'm sure he will be missed at City and by the Premier League because he's a quality player.
"Whether he stays in England I don't know, but whatever he does, he's certainly had a fantastic career."
What do you think? Who is your best foreign import to the Premier League?
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