Ander Herrera spoke highly of Wayne Rooney after Manchester United beat Norwich on Saturday.
Rooney played as a striker against the Canaries at the weekend and struggled at times, but assisted Juan Mata’s winner at Carrow Road.
United now hold their Champions League qualification fate in their own hands after Manchester City drew with Arsenal on Sunday.
If United can win their final two games against West Ham and Bournemouth, they will secure their place in Europe’s elite competition next season.
Speaking after the win over Norwich, Herrera praised his captain.
“Wayne is a world-class player,” he said. “He’s a very good captain and he’s not selfish, so you always have to have Wayne in the team and in the dressing room. Some of the big players are so selfish sometimes but Wayne isn’t and that’s so important.
“I know Marcus [Rashford] and Anthony [Martial] are quicker, but we know Wayne’s qualities.
“He can assist, he can hold the ball very well and he can play as one midfielder more [an extra midfielder] when we have the ball. That’s important when you are a team that likes to be the protagonist in the game.