"I think Guardiola is putting the foundations in place of trying to emulate that Barcelona team and you can see they're certainly on the way to doing that. He can do a bit of everything really well", Rooney was quoted as saying in Sky Sports' Monday Night Football programme.
The Irishman was in his final season at United when Rooney arrived yet getting on the right side of the robust midfielder was as important as ever. He was ruthless, like Harry Kane he just loves scoring. And the fact that they conceded half the goals we conceded is as well down to the fact that offensively they are very powerful.
Leaving Keane and the gathered teammates to watch The X Factor instead, Rooney's new club captain was far from impressed.
The 32-year-old has started to plan for a time after he hangs up his boots and said: "I would like to go into management".
The Englishman, despite the unbelievable pressure surrounding his move, couldn't have taken to life at United any better with 17 goals in his first season including a debut hat-trick.
"The difference we had is Premier League winners" medals.
De Gea was happy to ask for around £300,000-a-week to put him on the same amount as team-mate Paul Pogba.
The trio comprised to create the fiercest attack in the country, with Ronaldo claiming 31 goals in as many Premier League appearances during the 2007/08 season to claim the Ballon d'Or.
"Tevez would be my preferred partner, we suited each others games and we worked off each other". How much money did they spend on defenders in the last three years? "People said we couldn't play together but we hit it off, played well together and I really enjoyed it".