Cesc Fabregas says player who left Man United on a free was even better than Eden Hazard

Cesc Fabregas has suggested that one former Manchester United player was better than Chelsea hero Eden Hazard.

While he was at Stamford Bridge, the Belgian was among the top players in the Premier League. He was a major contributor to Chelsea’s triumph and was just amazing to witness.

Despite having played with Hazard, Fabregas still thinks a Manchester United icon is superior to the Belgian.

The Englishman became a vital member of the Red Devils team under Sir Alex Ferguson after leaving Everton as a teenager in the summer of 2004.

After spending 13 years at Old Trafford, he rose to become one of the team’s all-time greats, finishing with 253 goals and 139 assists in 559 games.

Before joining Everton again on a free transfer in 2017, Rooney also won 17 major trophies at Manchester United, including five Premier League crowns and a Champions League.

Even if Eden Hazard’s career wasn’t as successful as Rooney’s, he was still an incredible player to watch when he was at his best.

Cesc Fabregas is a massive fan of his, so much so that he ranked him over 10 superstar footballers including Sergio Aguero.

However, when the debate was between Hazard and Rooney, there was only one winner in Fabregas’ mind – he picked Rooney over the former Chelsea star in a video on Goal.

What Eden Hazard once said about Wayne Rooney joining Chelsea

There were a few times when Wayne Rooney came close to leaving Manchester United.

One such occasion was in the summer of 2013 – Jose Mourinho‘s Chelsea were really keen on bringing the Englishman to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues even had a few bids rejected for Rooney by Manchester United (BBC).

Rooney stayed at Old Trafford in the end, but while Chelsea were pursuing a move to sign him, Eden Hazard publicly addressed the prospect of welcoming Rooney to his side.

He said in 2013, as per The Telegraph: ” Rooney would be a brilliant signing.

“He’s a really great player who has the experience, and he’s still only young, at 27. He’s got a few years left to play. It’s always a pleasure to play with great players, and Chelsea sign great players.”

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