Wayne Rooney is a true ‘great’ and can win Man United the derby, says Red Devils legend

first_imgSteve Bruce has launched a passionate defence of Wayne Rooney, insisting the Manchester United captain is far from finished.Rooney has come in for criticism over his form this season and many fans feel his best days may be behind him.Bruce, however, has nothing but praise for the 29-year-old, claiming he is the ultimate team player.And he is backing Rooney to shut up the critics as he prepares to lead United against rivals City in Sunday’s Manchester derby.The legendary former United defender told talkSPORT: “There can’t even been a question of what he has achieved and what he is going to go on to achieve. “Wayne suffers a little bit from being the great team player he is. He can play wide on the left, he has played off the front, he plays as a centre-forward, he plays as a midfield player. That is his greatest strength. He is one of the greats we talk about. “Even his poor game or his average game he always gives you everything he has got. He is a fantastic team player and he has been the outstanding English player for the last ten years. “He has got to deal with getting a bit older but I still think there is a load in the tank.“At the moment he is going through one of those spells but he is a fantastic player and one that can win a derby, that’s for sure.”talkSPORT has live and exclusive national radio coverage of Manchester United v Manchester City on Sunday, kick-off 14:05last_img

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