Crouch hails ‘world class’ Rooney

Date published: Wednesday 9th September 2015 12:50

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Stoke City striker Peter Crouch has praised Wayne Rooney’s consistency after the Manchester United forward became England’s top scorer.

The 29-year-old scored from the penalty spot on Tuesday to seal a 2-0 win for England over Switzerland in Euro 2016 qualifying that took him above Sir Bobby Charlton as his nation’s most prolific striker with 50 goals.

“It’s incredible,” Crouch, who has 22 goals in his 42 caps for the Three Lions, told TalkSport. “The fact he has stayed at the top for so long is the most amazing thing.

“He is a class player. We have probably got two or three world class players and he certainly came into that category when I was in the squad.

“He has got so much ability and it is not just the goals he brings to the team, it is the all-round performances as well.”

Having found the net against the Swiss, Rooney will now be hoping to get his first goal of the new Premier League campaign when United host old rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford on Saturday.

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