London, Feb 4(ANI): Manchester United midfielder Ryan Giggs believes that striker Wayne Rooney's recent form has catapulted him alongside Kaka, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as a genuine superstars.
Giggs believes that Rooney's astonishing form this season has seen him dominate games in a manner in which the trio does.
"He is getting nearer that group who are the best in the world.
You have seen it for England and for United on the bigger stages. That is what all the top players do," The Mirror quoted Giggs, as saying.
"The best thing is that Wayne is still developing. He is 24 now, but he is only going to get better. His appetite is strong and he is a great player to have in your team," he added.
Giggs further said that Rooney will get better in the years to come and suggested the striker thrives on responsibility and pressure.
"Wayne has taken his game to another level. Even if he is not playing well he still causes problems for the other team. That is a very rare quality, because even with players who are genuine match-winners, if they are not playing so well, normally you don't see them," Giggs said.
"If Wayne is not having the best of games, which is not very often, he never gives up, he still wants the responsibility. He believes he is going to create chances. He believes he will get them and he believes he is going to score goals," he added.
Rooney has taken responsibility at Old Trafford by replacing the departed Ronaldo, and has an incredible record of 28 goals in just 38 appearances for club and country already this season. ANI)