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Wayne Rooney: Alex Ferguson nonetheless has edge over Pep Guardiola

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Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney mentioned he believes his former boss Sir Alex Ferguson nonetheless has the sting over Manchester Metropolis‘s Pep Guardiola on the subject of rating the managerial greats.

Guardiola led Metropolis to a fourth consecutive Premier League title this season, a feat by no means managed by Ferguson or any earlier workforce within the historical past of England’s high flight. That took the previous Barcelona and Bayern Munich supervisor’s whole haul to 6 Premier League titles in his eight seasons at Man Metropolis.

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However that also falls a way behind Ferguson’s file of 13 championships throughout his 26 years answerable for Man United.

“I consider course there are going to be arguments as to who is healthier, however I feel folks have a tendency to simply have a look at what Sir Alex did at Manchester United, and what he did at Aberdeen was unimaginable,” Rooney mentioned in an interview with ESPN Brasil.

“And also you’d ask the query, might Guardiola do this at a workforce like Aberdeen?

“There’s questions, there’s debate, I feel Guardiola for his period is after all one of the best and he is modified the best way soccer is performed worldwide … however yeah for me Sir Alex, what he achieved within the recreation is unimaginable.”

Previous to becoming a member of United, Ferguson received three Scottish titles with Aberdeen, breaking apart the longtime dominance of Glasgow rivals Celtic and Rangers. Famously, he additionally guided them to victory over giants Actual Madrid within the last of the 1983 European Cup Winners’ Cup.

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Guardiola, nevertheless, has the 3-2 benefit over Ferguson by way of Champions League titles, together with his two at Barcelona including to final season’s triumph as a part of the treble with Metropolis.

Rooney spent 9 years taking part in underneath Ferguson and finally completed his profession because the membership’s file objective scorer. Nevertheless, he has made it clear that he has loads of respect for Guardiola and earlier this yr even instructed he’d be keen to work because the Spaniard’s assistant.

“If Pep Guardiola is available in and asks me to be his assistant, you’d stroll there,” Rooney informed the Follow Soccer podcast.

“You see what [Mikel] Arteta is doing now [at Arsenal] and I strongly imagine loads of that’s from studying what Guardiola was doing, and so it is determined by what the scenario is.

“For me, one of the best supervisor is Pep and also you have a look at how he adapts — how they [City] are taking part in now isn’t the identical as how they had been taking part in 4 years in the past.”

Since then, Rooney has himself returned to administration, having been appointed boss of English Championship aspect Plymouth Argyle forward of subsequent season.

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