Barca's Messi praises United's Rooney

Updated: Mar 15, 2012, 23:56 PM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

London: Lionel Messi has included Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney among his list of great players in the Premier League.

"There are several quality players in the Premier League like Kun Aguero, who is my friend. I really like how he plays," Messi was quoted as saying Mirror Football.

"Rooney [and] Van Persie are playing really well - they are great players," he said.

Messi also named the players who he felt were the ‘best’ in the business and he was lucky to be playing alongside.

“I was to lucky to play with Ronaldinho, with Deco, with Eto`o, and nowadays with Xavi, Iniesta and Cesc [Fabregas]".

"All those players are spectacular and I was lucky to play with them, to experience that, to train with them, play with them - it was wonderful." he said.