Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has admitted that he “loved” playing with David Beckham.
Beckham left Man United a year before Rooney joined the club but the pair played together on numerous occasions for England.
As England captain until 2006, Beckham played a big part in Rooney’s development within the national team, before the forward eventually took over the captaincy himself in 2014.
Rooney recently became England’s leading goal-scorer of all time, overtaking Sir Bobby Charlton’s record, and he revealed that he thoroughly enjoyed playing with Beckham.
The former Everton man said: “I loved playing with David Beckham – as a striker you know you can make a run and he’ll put in on your head or into space for you.”
Beckham was renowned for his delivery, both from set-pieces and open play and Rooney took advantage of the midfielder’s talent on many occasions. The 29-year-old is currently going through a rough spell as he struggles in front of goal for United.
However, over the international break, England’s captain has the chance to go away and find his scoring form for his country once again. Rooney always seems to do well for England and United fans will be hoping a good spell with the national team can help him when he returns to Old Trafford after the break.