There might be Neymar and Mbappe, Salah and Mane, Suarez and Messi, and so on, but there is one duo from the past that when compared to, really stands out in terms of the quality shown and the achievements bagged.
Manchester United ruled England and also Europe for a great number of years, and while major credit does go to Sir Alex Ferguson and many of his players, a lot of it also goes the way of Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo.
The two were a dream pair at Old Trafford, and shared a chemistry like no other in the sport.
Brilliant at counter-attacking, feeding each other with goals, and bringing the best out of one another was what made them simply unstoppable.
Ronaldo left Old Trafford almost a decade ago, and has since never been in the same team as his former United teammate.
Manchester Evening News recently reported that the Portuguese still speaks very highly of his former partner in crime, and while talking about Rooney for the England international’s film, Cristiano only had praises to sing.
“For me the power of Wayne Rooney is his mentality and strength. He never stops, he always runs, helps the team. He’s a fantastic team player and he scores goals. He scored important goals, for me he’s fantastic,” said the Juventus star.
Greatness recognizes greatness, but this is not where Ronaldo stopped. He went on to add: “He scored many goals, what can I say? I miss playing with him. The future nobody knows. Maybe we’ll play one day together again.”