Wayne Rooney has been voted a better player than Sergio Aguero


Sergio Aguero has achieved so much during his time at Manchester City.

Since joining in 2011, he has scored 180 goals in 261 English top-flight games.

His goals have been essential as Manchester City have won 13 trophies in that time, including four Premier League titles.

He is, undoubtedly, one of the best Premier League strikers in history. But how does he compare to Wayne Rooney?

The two were very different strikers.

Rooney wasn’t as lethal in front of goal, with his goals-to-game ratio significantly lower than Aguero’s.

In total, Aguero’s goals-to-game ratio in the Premier League is 0.69, while Rooney’s is 0.42.

But the Englishman was a more complete player. He was technically better than Aguero, provided more assists and could contribute more in the defensive side of the game.

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Both were terrific players, but who do football fans think was the best?

We asked our followers on Facebook who they thought was a better player in their prime.

129k people voted and 57% went with the former Manchester United and Everton player.

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Darren Bent also thinks that Rooney was a better player than Aguero.

When asked whether the Argentine was better than Rooney back in January, he said: “No way.

“If you’re talking about an all-round footballer, no way. Rooney had everything. He wasn’t known as a renowned goalscorer but he scored over 200 goals. That’s scary.”

He added: “As a goalscorer, I’m still taking Rooney. He has 208 Premier League goals, which is crazy.

“When you think about the last part of his time at Man United, he was playing a lot deeper. Sometimes he was asked to play in midfield.

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“For him to score 208 goals… we’ve seen some great strikers get no where near that.”

I agree with both Bent and the majority of those that voted. Aguero’s goals-to-game ratio is better than Rooney’s, but that’s the only area he was better.

Rooney could do everything and, in his prime, was among the very best players in the world.

The Englishman doesn’t get the respect he deserves. Hopefully that changes when he hangs up his boots later this decade.

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