By Chris Wright
Stop me if you think that you’ve heard this one before…
Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has begun the now customary charm offensive, instantly familiar to fans of Arsenal and Liverpool, admitting his keen admiration for Wayne Rooney – who you may have seen isn’t particularly keen to stay at Old Trafford anymore.
Guardiola is quoted in The Sun this morning as saying:
He is one of the greatest players in the world as there are very few players with his qualities. He’s a player I admire very much.
Of course, it is also being mooted that Barca are planning a fairly paltry £25 million January bid for Rooney, chiefly to test United’s resolve in holding onto their unmotivated asset.
You’ve got to admit, the Catalans are nothing if not consistent scheisters.