Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel saw some special players during his time at Old Trafford, so who better to talk to about Wayne Rooney, the club’s new record goalscorer?
“To score 249 goals is incredible,” Schmeichel said of Sir Bobby Charlton’s remarkable achievement that ran from 1976 until last week.
“But Wayne has scored 250 goals in modern-day football, where, tactically, [defenders] are better-equipped. You’re up against defenders who are physically, tactically, much better than maybe at any time.”
“To score that amount of goals – it’s just beggars belief. He’s been a fantastic servant to Manchester United.”
“And he still is. There’s still room for Wayne Rooney in our team. He’s that kind of player who will get the opportunity and then he will show everybody, ‘I’m still here.'”
Former Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo hailed the impact of Diego Costa after his impressive goal scoring form this season.
The 28-year-old has netted 15 goals in 20 games to seal The Blues position at the top of the table.
“He’s a handful. He makes life very difficult. Defenders don’t like to play against him,” Di Matteo told Sport360.
“He’s very tough. That’s how he plays. He’s very aggressive and he scores lots of goals. I don’t know what the future would be like without him.”
“It was an obvious choice,” Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel said of the club’s decision to turn to Jose Mourinho after three struggling years following the retirement of Alex Ferguson.
“It was a good choice. He is an experienced Premier League manager. He’s an experienced winner. He’s had his way of winning, but he’s also very very humble to the fact that he got offered the Manchester United job, which in his consideration is the biggest job in the world.”