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05th Apr 2022

Wayne Rooney had Jamie Carragher in stitches with Premier League legends remark

Luke Jennings

Wayne Rooney

“Are you looking for a call-out here, or what?!”

Wayne Rooney pulled no punches when he revealed who he thought was the best defender of the Premier League era to Jamie Carragher on Monday Night Football.

The Derby County manager was naming his ‘Hall of Fame’ inductees when a conversation was struck about the best defender to ever play in the Premier League.

Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney nominates his six ‘Hall of Fame’ inductees.

Rooney had agreed with Carragher on three of the six inductees mentioned. Sergio Aguero, Paul Scholes, and John Terry were all unanimous amongst the Monday Night Football panel.

The former Manchester United forward detailed his personal experiences when discussing the remaining players he had nominated.

“I went for Ian Wright. Growing up, I used to hate watching him play against Everton because he’d always score,” Rooney said.

“He was a character, he had a cheekiness about him,” Rooney said on Sky Sports.

“I also went for Vincent Kompany, I had so many battles with Kompany throughout the years. I enjoyed the challenge of playing against him.”

Wayne Rooney

Rooney on the best defender of the Premier League era.

After Rooney listed Kompany. Carragher was quick to ask the former England captain if the Belgian was the best defender he had faced in the Premier League.

The Rams boss, on a serious note, ruled out Kompany. The 36-year-old listed his former Man United team-mate when disclosing who the best defender was.

An awkward silence followed, which was then met by a chorus of laughter after Rooney called out Carragher for not being named in his ‘Hall of Fame’ list.

“No. I’d probably go for Rio (Ferdinand),” Rooney added.

“Are you looking for a call-out here, or what?!”

Wayne Rooney

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