Rooney claims 2008 Man United side would beat Pep’s Man City

Wayne Rooney believes Manchester City are looking to emulate Manchester United’s side from 2008 as the greatest ever in the Premier League.

City boast an 11-point gap over United after just 18 games this season, having failed to win only once.

Many have posed the question as to whether Pep Guardiola’s side are the best England has ever seen.

But Rooney, who won five Premier League titles in 13 years at Old Trafford, believes the 2008 iteration that won the Champions League are the greatest.

“I’m not sure they are quite there,” he said when asked by talkSPORT whether City were the greatest Premier League side ever. “They would have to keep going and do a lot more.

“I would go with the United team from 2008. There are so many great teams throughout the years in the Premier League.

“This City team need to win trophies and do it for a longer period to be in that bracket.”