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Rooney or Kane?
iHEARTfootball 21 days ago
Manchester United 38 942

Looks like the England Captain will soon break the all-time scoring record. A very big achievement, considering that Rooney broke a 45 year record, just short of 6 years ago.

I've encountered numerous TalkSport discussions about whether they prefer Kane over Rooney, or the other way around. Let's hear what we all think here. In today's game, would you pick Wayne or Harry?

For me, not being bias or anything, but Rooney. I don't even see this as a competition.

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quikzyyy 21 days ago
Arsenal 426 8630

Not even close, I'd take Rooney before Kane any day.

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SunFlash 21 days ago
Manchester United, USA 18 3202

Do I prefer Rooney or Kane as a player? Rooney, and it's not even remotely close.

Do I prefer Rooney or Kane as a player for England? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Kane.

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expertfootball11 20 days ago
Real Madrid, France 64 2809

Rooney all day. But yes Kane did much more for the English national team

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Footy_watch 20 days ago Edited
Brazil 8 1408

Players of the past are better, the game has become worse. Young messi and young cr7 are their best versions etc.

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Players of the past were better, the game has become worse. Young messi and young cr7 were their best versions etc.

ashwin1729 20 days ago
Manchester United, England 10 696

Rooney. Not even gonna think twice. Does not matter for Club or Country. Rooney played in a very divided English team. This England team may be less talented, but they are more cohesive.

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Lodatz 14 days ago Edited
Tottenham Hotspur, England 150 4975

Kane.

Rooney has been a top-class striker for Manchester United, and deserves every accolade he achieved. But he also had the fortune of playing for England's powerhouse club, under probably the greatest manager of all time. He was a major part of their success and deserves to be hailed as a great of his generation, but I can't discount the benefit he gained from those circumstances when weighing the two against one another.

Kane, by contrast, emerged within a club who were attempting to break into the Top 4, with a fraction of the resources that most of their rivals for those slots has. He became comfortably the best striker in the league, winning 2 Golden Boots on the trot, only to finally be rivaled by Salah, and maintaining form through 4 more years to score 17+ league goals for 7 years in a row, most recently winning a 3rd Golden Boot last season and also offering the most assists.

For comparison, Rooney only managed 17+ goals twice in his entire 13 years at Manchester United. He was a magnificent forward in a magnificent team, but his numbers just don't come close despite such an obvious advantage.

Similarly, on the international stage Rooney has excelled in qualifiers and friendlies, racking up 53 goals in 120 apps, but famously a no-show at World Cups or Euros. He only scored 3 tournament goals in the 12 years after his 2004 breakout, in an England team much more star-studded than the one Kane plays in. That team, despite Rooney's talents, never progressing past a Quarter Final.

Kane, on the other hand, has likewise excelled in qualifiers, racking up 48 in 67 apps, but crucially scoring 10 goals in the 2 tournaments in which he was the focal point for the attack (Euro 2016 he played a second fiddle to Rooney himself, as England slumped out to Iceland). Once given the focus his talent deserved, Kane led England to not only a Semi Final in the 2018 World Cup but also a Final in Euro 2020.

Put simply, Kane is the better striker, and stands out as a world class CF playing for a club that is still trying to secure their place at the elite table, and for a nation that many ignorant commentators constantly write off as 'overrated'.

Rooney was a top class forward, perhaps even world class, but he also had benefits to pad his honors list. Kane has surpassed him with none of these advantages.

Kane is the one you want to lead your front line, if you have to choose between them.

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Kane.

Rooney has been a top-class striker for Manchester United, and deserves every accolade he achieved. But he also had the fortune of playing for England's powerhouse club, under probably the greatest manager of all time. He was a major part of their success and deserves to be hailed as a great of his generation, but I can't discount the benefit he gained from those circumstances when weighing the two against one another.

Kane, by contrast, emerged within a club who were attempting to break into the Top 4, with a fraction of the resources that most of their rivals for those slots has. He became comfortably the best striker in the league, winning 2 Golden Boots on the trot, only to finally be rivaled by Salah, and maintaining form through 4 more years to score 17+ league goals for 7 years in a row, most recently winning a 3rd Golden Boot last season and also offering the most assists.

For comparison, Rooney only managed 17+ goals twice in his entire 13 years at Manchester United. He was a magnificent forward in a magnificent team, but his numbers just don't come close despite such an obvious advantage.

Similarly, on the international stage Rooney has excelled in qualifiers and friendlies, racking up 53 goals in 120 apps, but famously a no-show at World Cups or Euros. He only scored 3 tournament goals in the 12 years after his 2004 breakout, in an England team much more star-studded than the one Kane plays in. That team, despite Rooney's talents, never progressing past a Quarter Final.

Kane, on the other hand, has likewise excelled in qualifiers, racking up 48 in 67 apps, but crucially scoring 9 goals in the 2 tournaments in which he was the focal point for the attack (Euro 2016 he played a second fiddle to Rooney himself, as England slumped out to Iceland). Once given the focus his talent deserved, Kane led England to not only a Semi Final in the 2018 World Cup but also a Final in Euro 2020).

Put simply, Kane is the better striker, and stands out as a world class CF playing for a club that is still trying to secure their place at the elite table, and for a nation that many ignorant commentators constantly write off as 'overrated'.

Rooney was a top class forward, perhaps even world class, but he also had benefits to pad his honors list. Kane has surpassed him with none of these advantages.

Kane is the one you want to lead your front line, if you have to choose between them.

quikzyyy 13 days ago
Arsenal 426 8630

Once given the focus his talent deserved, Kane led England to not only a Semi Final in the 2018 World Cup but also a Final in Euro 2020

How exactly he led Euro 2020? He didn't score in group stage, scored once against Germany who were desperately pushing for equalizer, 2 against Ukraine and then rebound from a non existent penalty and went missing in the rest of the games?

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Lodatz 13 days ago Edited
Tottenham Hotspur, England 150 4975

How exactly he led Euro 2020? He didn't score in group stage, scored once against Germany who were desperately pushing for equalizer, 2 against Ukraine and then rebound from a non existent penalty and went missing in the rest of the games?

Being captain kinda means leading, by definition, and apparently scoring against Germany and picking up 2 goals in a QF plus the literal winner in a SF don't matter anymore? He scored in every single knockout round except the final.

He didn't 'go missing' at all. He led the team to a final, in which Southgate made them play defensively after an early lead. For all his talents, and supporting cast, Rooney never did anything like that.

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How exactly he led Euro 2020? He didn't score in group stage, scored once against Germany who were desperately pushing for equalizer, 2 against Ukraine and then rebound from a non existent penalty and went missing in the rest of the games?

Being captain kinda means leading, by definition, and apparently scoring against Germany and picking up 2 goals in a QF plus the literal winner in a SF don't matter anymore?

He didn't 'go missing' at all. He led the team to a final, in which Southgate made them play defensively after an early lead.

How exactly he led Euro 2020? He didn't score in group stage, scored once against Germany who were desperately pushing for equalizer, 2 against Ukraine and then rebound from a non existent penalty and went missing in the rest of the games?

Being captain kinda means leading, by definition, and apparently scoring against Germany and picking up 2 goals in a QF plus the literal winner in a SF don't matter anymore? He scored in every single knockout round except the final.

He didn't 'go missing' at all. He led the team to a final, in which Southgate made them play defensively after an early lead.