Premier League legend and current MLS star Wayne Rooney felt Miguel Almiron looked the ‘best player on the pitch by a mile’ after he watched the Paraguayan make his debut against Huddersfield over the weekend.
Rooney will be well aware of Almiron’s ability given the pair were bothing playing football in the MLS last season, but it’s brilliant to hear a player of his calibre speak so highly of our new big money buy.
Here’s what Rooney had to say to the MLS’ official website after watching his first appearance in English football from the States:
“I don’t know if any of [you] watched the Newcastle game the other day [2-0 win over Huddersfield]. Almiron went in and he was the best player on the pitch by a mile,”
“I think that’s great for this league to have players going over, to England, to Spain wherever they go and to perform. [It] will give fans around the world and in Europe maybe a different opinion on MLS.”
Watching that clip above makes you realise just what an impressive debut performance it was from him!
He may not have stood out quite so much in Tuesday night’s 2-0 win over Burnley, but he was still so effective.
His work rate was infectious and forced Burnley into several errors, his pace gives us a constant outlet and his movement is fantastic, with his running not always seeing him receive the ball but often creating space for others as a result.
Here’s both Almiron and Rooney in action from when Atlanta met D.C United in the MLS earlier this year: