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Ferguson: Rooney is the new Pele


Ferguson: Rooney is the new Pele

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has likened striker Wayne Rooney to Pele, claiming that the England striker is almost the complete player.

"Look at Pele," said Ferguson. "He was a very aggressive attacker as well who could look after himself. So can Rooney. There are similarities that way in strength, speed and determination.

"But he is white, completely white. He plays like an Argentinian or Brazilian. He can decide a match in the last third of the field. We will have to pay great attention to him."