Wayne Rooney makes bold prediction about ‘unique’ Erling Haaland
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 18
Wayne Rooney is predicting big things for Erling Haaland (Picture: Getty)

has lauded ‘unique’ striker and predicts the man will become ‘an absolute superstar’.

Haaland joined ’s side from Borussia Dortmund for £51m this summer and has scored 11 goals from his opening seven Premier League games.

The Norway international is only 22-years-old and will go on to smash all kinds of records in England’s top flight if he continues to score goals at this rate.

Haaland has some way to go until he can catch legendary Manchester United striker Rooney, who is the second highest scorer in Premier League history with 208, while Alan Shearer holds the record of 260.

Rooney won five Premier League titles at United as well as the Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup and three League Cups during his time at Old Trafford.

The 36-year-old, who now manages DC United in Major League Soccer after a spell in charge of Derby County, is predicting big things for fellow striker Haaland.

‘Yeah, he’s doing okay isn’t he?’ Rooney told . ‘I watched his goal against Dortmund and it’s interesting – he had a chance just before, when it was crossed to him along the floor and the defender nipped in.

‘He went with the outside of his left foot and Pete [Shuttleworth] said ‘I remember you used to do that – why wouldn’t Haaland go with his right foot?’

‘I said sometimes as a striker you’re just more comfortable doing it that way, than going with your weak foot – and then of course he jumped and scored one in the air with the outside of his left.

‘Watching him play is incredible. He’ll obviously score goals, like he has been doing, but I just think he makes the difference to City.

‘I think he’s unique, he’s recognisable, he has presence – on and off the pitch, I think he’s going to be an absolute superstar.’

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