Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic says Wayne Rooney is the best striker in the world but that he can’t wait to face the England player at the FIFA World Cup in South Africa this summer. Serbia is in group D along with Germany, Ghana and Australia but the draw means Vidic and Rooney could come face to face in round two.
“Wayne is definitely the best striker in the world,” Vidic told the Daily Mirror.
“And sharing the same dressing room, it would be fun to play against him. One of us would have to lose and he’s a great player, who would be hard to keep quiet.
“But that’s the challenge. That’s why you play football. I mentioned to him that if we got through we have a chance to meet England. He said ‘Serbia? Who plays for them?’
“He was joking. Wayne knows we’re doing well and not an easy team.”
England, drawn in Group C, face Algeria, Slovenia and the USA in the first round with the competition kicking off on June 11 in Johannesburg.
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