Wayne Rooney has hailed one of his current teammates as ‘one of the best’ he’s played with.
He’s played with a lot of great players from Cristiano Ronaldo to Steven Gerrard, but the 33-year-old has named Luciano Acosta as ‘one of the best’ he’s played with.
The Argentine attacker transferred to the States in 2016, and he’s produced brilliant performances in the MLS.
He forged a lethal partnership with Rooney as DC United secured a play-off spot.
Acosta’s performances in America haven’t unnoticed. Paris Saint-Germain attempted to sign him during the January transfer window, but the deal broke down.
Rooney’s offered some words of advice while praising his ability.
“He needs to keep motivated,” Rooney said. “He’s a professional player; I’m sure he will.
“He now knows what kind of teams are interested in him. If he continues performing up to his ability, he will get there.
“He’s young and he’s talented – one of the best I’ve played with.”
D.C. head coach Ben Olsen also praised his star man.
“As much as a disappointment as [PSG] is for him, he loves the game of soccer,” he said. “He is going to have to readjust. How long that takes? It shouldn’t take that long.
“Again, the kid loves to play this game. I think he will be okay. He has got a long career ahead of him and he will get to where he wants – and needs – if he continues on this progression.”
Will Acosta ply his trade in Europe in the future? Watch this space.