Rooney hails Rossi quality
By Lewis Rutledge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Wayne Rooney has tipped Giuseppe Rossi to take The Premiership by storm.
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has tipped Giuseppe Rossi to take The Premiership by storm.
The 19-year-old completed a loan move to Newcastle last week to the surprise of many United fans, who felt he was on the verge of breaking into their first team.
Rooney feels that Rossi will make a success of his four-month stint at St James' Park, and praised the Italian's extraordinary goalscoring ability.
"Giuseppe is a great player and one to watch out for," hailed the England ace.
"I see him every day in training and he has really impressed me. His touch, feel of the ball and awareness are nothing short of brilliant.
"He is perhaps the best finisher at Manchester United and he will only get better."
Rooney is confident that Rossi will return to Old Trafford an improved player after consulting two men with first-hand experience of Magpies boss Glenn Roeder's talent for nurturing youngsters.
"I have talked to the likes of Michael Carrick and Joe Cole about the way Glenn Roeder brought them through at West Ham and the feeling at Old Trafford is that Giuseppe is in good hands with Newcastle," Rooney explained.