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Man Utd hero George Best delivered perfect review of Wayne Rooney 12 months before death

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Manchester United legend George Best predicted that Wayne Rooney would be a special player for the club before he died.Rooney joined United from Everton in 2004 in a deal which was worth £27million when he was just 18 years old.The England striker went on to become the club’s leading scorer, netting a staggering 253 times in 559 appearances over the next 13 years.But while he arrived at Old Trafford with Sir Alex Ferguson’s backing and plenty of hype behind him, none of that was certain in 2004.That is what makes Best’s assessment of him so prophetic.The Northern Irishman knew a few things about strikers, having scored 179 goals in 470 appearances for United between 1963 to 1974, and he knew Rooney had what it took to succeed at the.

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