Wayne Rooney names the toughest opponent he ever faced at Man Utd

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Monday Night Football was always going to be interesting with Wayne Rooney making his punditry debut and, as expected, the Everton man produced some TV gold.

It took Rooney just 10 seconds to make his mark by hilariously trolling Jamie Carragher with a jibe about their rivalry at Manchester United and Liverpool, which you can watch HERE.

And from there, he was fantastic. Rooney's debut appearance was filled with fascinating anecdotes on his career for United and England and snippets of insight.

It was during the Q&A session where the 32-year-old really came to life. He was asked plenty of interesting questions from football fans and didn't shy away from giving honest answers.

For example, Rooney named Anfield as the toughest stadium he's ever played at: "I wanted to win at Anfield more than anywhere.

"I always thought that at Anfield, you could play into their hands. There and Chelsea (Stamford Bridge), under Jose Mourinho the first time, there you had to bet at your best.

"If you were going to win, you would nick a goal. You wouldn't win by playing nice football. It wasn't enjoyable to play there, as the game went on."

One question that was always going to pop up was the toughest opponent Rooney faced at United, and sure enough, it did.

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"Who was the toughest defender you faced? I remember you destroyed Thiago Silva in the Champions League but who was the toughest?" was the question put to Rooney.

The former England captain faced some incredible players during his time at United, both in the Premier League and in Europe, but he was in no doubt who was the hardest.

"Apart from Carra?" Rooney joked. "I have to say John Terry.

"For the first six or seven years I played against him, he was strong, obviously wasn't the quickest boy, always put himself in the right positions.

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"Every game I go in thinking, I'll knock the ball past him and run, score, but he never put himself into a position to get exposed."

Nothing surprising there. Terry is widely regarded as one of the best centre-backs in Premier League history and always wore his heart on his sleeve.

While the former Chelsea man was never the fastest, his positional play and reading of the game was second to none, meaning he could handle strikers that were faster than him.

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