“He did everything” – Gary Neville reveals Manchester United’s best striker ever. It’s not Eric Cantona

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Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney is the greatest centre forward Gary Neville has seen at Manchester United.

Rooney was this morning inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame alongside Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira for his achievements as a player.

Neville told Sky Sports: “For me he was the best centre forward I ever saw at Manchester United and ever played with.

“I have him number one, up front, Cristiano Ronaldo alongside him in every single one of the best Manchester United teams that I played alongside.

“Rooney would be my number one.”

“That’s the highest compliment I can pay him, because I played with [Eric] Cantona, [Mark] Hughes, [Dwight] Yorke, [Andy] Cole, [Teddy] Sheringham, [Ole Gunnar] Solskjaer, [Dimitar] Berbatov, [Carlos] Tevez, great strikers from all over the world, not just in England.

Neville added: “The contribution to the team at all points of every game was unbelievable.

“In and out of possession, in the dressing room, the energy every single morning. He was an absolute livewire, street fighter, tough, score goals, assist goals, the best defender, never give in.

“Everything you would want in a football player he was there, and to me the best striker I played with because he did everything.”

Rooney made 559 Manchester United appearances, scoring a record 253 goals.