Rooney up there with the greats – Anderson

Former Manchester United defender Viv Anderson has believes that Wayne Rooney should be considered a Manchester United great alongside Sir Bobby Charlton and Denis Law, according to the Telegraph.

The 27 year old scored his 200th goal for the club with his second, and United’s third in the 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League group opener on Tuesday evening, and Anderson, who played for the club between 1987 and 1991, believes he is back to his best.

Meanwhile, Federico Macheda offered a parting shot to Manchester United to Calciomercato before finalising his loan move to Doncaster Rovers earlier this week.

He was quoted as saying that “Moyes has decided to focus on more established players, giving less space for youngsters”.

Macheda initially impressed when he broke on to the scene in 2009, and it was his stunning debut goal against Aston Villa that went a long way to securing the championship that season.

He spent much of the next campaign away from Old Trafford, spending loan periods with both Queens Park Rangers and Sampdoria.

The Italy under 21 international barely featured for the Premier League champions last season before going on to spent the second half of the season on loan with Stuttgart.