Date: 4th February 2013 at 10:37am
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Ronaldinho is a big fan of Paul Scholes and Wayne Rooney

Brazilian star has praised ’s and ahead of Brazil’s friendly with this week.

Ronaldinho could have became team mates with the pair, but instead ended up at whilst we signed Cristiano . In his spell in Spain he would go on to become the best player in the world, wowing crowds with moments of brilliance that will long live in memory.

There was a dip in form that saw him head to AC Milan before going back to Brazil, but aged 32 he is undergoing a mini revival that has seen him return to the Brazil squad with some even claiming he has an outside shot at going to next year’s .

Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s friendly the Atletico Mineiro star spoke of his admiration for Rooney, a player he told the Daily Mail could get into any side in the world along with Paul Scholes:

“Rooney is a player I like.

“There is not a national squad in the world he would not improve. is a fantastic defender also, I have seen him keep the best players in the world quiet.

“There are so many good English players, Paul Scholes, , Ashley Cole, Wayne Rooney, all players who, at their peak, would have got into any team in the world.”