ardee wrote: 5DOM wrote:
It's not like Rooney's been a world beater for last few years
In PL alone, I can almost think of 10 players who are either better than or at least comparable to him:
I think the only PL players who deserve to be in top 10 are RVP and Yaya Toure.
I hate Manchester United, but come on man, you're SO reaching with some of those.
I'd say only RVP is clearly better. Tevez, Cazorla, Bale, Kompany, Wilshere, no chance.
Suarez, Aguero, Toure and Mata (if he continues in this vein) have an argument.
While I don't really feel strongly about Bale and Wilshere as I already admitted, I disagree with you on Tevez, Cazorla and Kompany who IMO are comparable to Rooney. But you do agree that there are at least 5 players in PL alone who are on Rooney's level? That hardly makes him a lock for top 10 in the world IMO and that was my point anyway.
I would definitely have Messi, Ronaldo, Xavi, Iniesta, Falcao, RVP, Zlatan, Pirlo and Yaya Toure ahead of Rooney, and I am not convinced that Rooney's the best of the rest which includes the likes of the 4+ PL players we just talked about, Reus, Ribery, Busquets, Silva, Neymar, Cavani, Casillas, Buffon, Cech, Thiago Silva and of course Yilmaz.