Manchester United striker, Wayne Rooney, has been voted as the best player in the Premier League by fans.
In a poll that consisted of over 30,000 fans and from over 200 different territories, 20 per cent of people voted that Wayne Rooney would be the first name on their team sheet.
The Barclays Global fan survey saw Rooney top the mentioned poll and in doing so, he beat his United team-mate, Robin Van Persie, who came in second with 14 per cent of the vote. In third place was Liverpool captain, Steven Gerrard, who got 10 per cent of the public vote.
Coming it fourth was surprisingly veteran Ryan Giggs and in fifth was Liverpool striker, Luis Suarez.
After hearing he topped the poll, Wayne Rooney announced that he was very happy with the acknowledgement. Manchester United and England star Rooney said: ‘It’s great to be recognised by the fans in this survey. I get messages from fans all over the world so I know how popular the Barclays Premier League is outside of the UK.’
In other polls, Ryan Giggs topped the ‘Best Barclays Premier League Player of all time’ ahead of Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry and Liverpool captain, Steven Gerrard.
The same survey also revealed that Arsenal youngster, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is considered the brightest talent to look out for in the next five years. Chamberlain gathered 17 per cent of the votes and even beat his team-mate, Jack Wilshere, who finished second with 13 per cent. Finishing off the top three was Manchester United midfielder, Tom Cleverley, who got 8 per cent of the votes.
As for the managers, Sir Alex Ferguson got 41 per cent of the votes as football fans favourite boss. The poll also showed that 38 per cent of people would love to see Jose Mourinho return to the Premier League.
For a joke award, Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, got awarded with the Premier League’s best tweeter.
Alex William Batt