“He’s the ultimate team player” – Man Utd legend Rooney hails Chelsea player as best in the world

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Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has hailed Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante as the best midfielder in the world.

Rooney said as quoted by TribalFootball: “France have perhaps the ultimate team player in Kante. In the Champions League final, he gave the perfect performance. He does everything: breaks up play but then plays in tight areas and starts off the attack.

“You used to see it with Yaya Toure, how he would get the ball and burst forward with it and it is so hard to defend against. Kante does all that but also protects his defence like Claude Makelele once did – only better.”

“It’s unbelievable to have a footballer who is Toure and Makelele rolled into one — and then there’s Kante’s energy. At Chelsea, you see his energy bringing a lot out of the other players.”

He added: “Whenever Kante bursts forward you’ll see two or three of them bursting forward too, not worried about leaving their positions because if the ball is turned over they know he’s going to get back in shape and break up the counter-attack. For me he is the best midfielder in the world.”

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