‘He is the hottest young player in the world’ – Wayne Rooney urge Manchester United to sign this player

Jude Bellingham
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Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has urged the Red Devils to sign Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham.

Rooney describes the 19 year old midfielder as the hottest young player in the world.

Rooney told talkSPORT: “I hope so! I hope he doesn’t go to Liverpool or [Manchester] City!

“But I’m sure they’re doing their work, he’s probably the hottest youngster in world football at the minute.

“I’m sure United are looking at that as well, I know they tried to get him a couple of years ago, so I’d hope so. He’s a player that United could really do with at the minute.”

Rooney added: “I played against Bellingham when he was at Birmingham and I was at Derby. And he actually man-marked me during the game, I think he was about 16, maybe just 17, and what I really liked about him is every time I passed the ball off, he’d leave a stud in on me.

“And I remember thinking, ‘he’s got something about him’, and just to show the character to go out to Germany and take that league by storm.

“That mentality to perform, obviously he’s been captain in quite a few of the games as well, he’s going to be a huge player for England.

“Just that mentality, even though he’s young, he can put some of that character into some of the rest of the squad in my eyes.”