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“He had so much more”- Danny Mills says Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney was a ‘far better player’ than Harry Kane

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Former Manchester City defender Danny Mills believes Tottenham Hotspur hitman Harry Kane not as good as Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney. Kane is considered one of the best strikers in the world at the moment, but he endured a difficult start to the 2021-22 season.

Kane has scored an incredible 228 goals in just 352 appearances in all competitions for Tottenham since making his club debut in the 2011-12 season. He also won the Golden Boot Award of the Premier League three times and was named PFA Young Player of the Year for the 2014-15 season.

Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney, on the other hand, has scored 253 goals and provided 146 assists in 559 appearances in the Premier League for the Red Devils in all competitions. It is important to note that Rooney did not play many of those 559 matches as a target for United. He was even deployed in the central midfield of the club.

Danny Mills, in fact, believes Wayne Rooney was a more complete player.

“Kane is amazing, but Wayne Rooney is a far better player. He had a lot more. And it was harder to score when he played,” Mills said. TalkSPORT.

Danny Mills argued that Wayne Rooney’s working speed, desire, goal-scoring ability, creativity, and defensive abilities made him a much tougher opponent. Rooney is considered one of the most valuable strikers the Premier League has ever seen.

Harry Kane scored a hat-trick in England’s 5-0 win over Albania last week and four goals in the Three Lions ’10-0 win over San Marino. The 28-year-old has scored 48 goals in 67 appearances for England and currently has five goals less than Wayne Rooney’s record for England. Rooney scored 53 goals in 120 games for England.

Harry Kane, however, managed to take England to the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup in which he scored six goals and won the Golden Boot. He also helped England reach the Euro 2020 final, where he scored four goals for Gareth Southgate’s team.

However, Harry Kane could not match Wayne Rooney’s success at the club level. The 28-year-old has yet to win the trophy with Tottenham Hotspur.

Wayne Rooney, on the other hand, has won five Premier League titles, the FA Cup, three League Cups and the Champions League with Manchester United.

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Harry Kane can be compared to Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney if he takes Tottenham Hotspur to silver

San Marino v. England - 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers
San Marino v. England – 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

Harry Kane has yet to win the trophy with Tottenham Hotspur, despite the fact that during his stay at the club he developed into one of the deadliest strikers in Europe.

The England captain desperately wanted to leave Tottenham Hotspur and join Manchester City this summer to get a chance to win silver. The deal, however, failed.

🗣 “You’ll get 25, 30 goals if Harry Kane leaves. You have to replace that with something to give them even half a chance to get to the top six.” Danny Mills fears Tottenham would struggle to compete for European football if they sold Harry Kane https://t.co/2JHIsLR9a3

Tottenham Hotspur endured a difficult start to the season and parted ways with manager Nuno Espirito Santa. The club from north London has hired former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte as the new boss.

The arrival of Antonio Conte will probably help Tottenham Hotspur to keep Harry Kane.


Edited by Sankalp Srivastava

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