Ander Herrera describes Wayne Rooney as England's best ever player

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After storming to a convincing 3-0 win at Goodison Park on Saturday, it's safe to say euphoria is back in the Old Trafford dressing room - and ahead of the Manchester derby next weekend, what better time to put on such a dominant performance.

Louis van Gaal's Manchester United were back to their counter-attacking best, scoring three excellent goals and pouncing upon Everton's many defensive errors in destructive fashion.

It was the perfect way for the Red Devils to respond following their dismal defeat to Arsenal at the Emirates two weeks ago, in which they were torn apart by the Gunners similar to how they rampaged against an awestruck Toffees side.


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As a result of their emphatic and unprecedented win, Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera, amidst his high from the victory, was keen to confess his admiration for one of his team-mates.

The 26-year-old described Wayne Rooney as the best player England have ever produced and incredibly influential over the past few months.

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According to ESPN, he said: "Wayne is our leader. He is the best English player in English history and we are lucky to have him.

"When he fights like he did today we can be very proud of him, he has always helped me a lot."

Herrera's evaluation of Rooney is a plausible one, of course, given the England captain's contributions over the years, but just two Premier League goals this season raise questions over just how big a part he's playing at present.

However, Rooney was undeniably fantastic against his former side, as was Herrera, which suggests an effective attacking partnership could be blossoming. Only time will tell.

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