Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has paid tribute to Chelsea icon John Terry.
He was speaking ahead of his testimonial against Everton on Wednesday at Old Trafford.
Rooney said: “There’s been so many over the years but I’ll try and pick one for each position.
“The best goalkeeper I’ve come up against is Iker Casillas, he’s won everything you can in the game and is one of the best goalkeepers of all-time.
“The best defender is probably John Terry, he reads the game well, he is physical and very tough to play against.
“For midfield I’d say Xavi, he’s got everything, brilliant passing, vision, creativity and leadership.
“The best striker has to be Lionel Messi, in my opinion he’s the best player ever and I’m honoured to have shared a pitch with him.”