Manchester City are not the best ever and they will get beaten, insists Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney insists Manchester City have to do a lot more to earn the tag of the Premier League’s best ever team.

Pep Guardiola’s side have started the season in sensational form, picking up 49 points from a possible 51 in their opening 17 games to open up an 11-point lead at the top of the table.

That has prompted many experts to label them as the greatest, but Rooney claims those plaudits are premature.

Speaking exclusively to Alan Brazil, he said: “I’m not sure they [City] are quite there. They would have to keep going and do a lot more.

“There have been so many great teams throughout the years in the Premier League. This City team needs to win trophies and needs to do it for a longer period to be in that bracket.

“The best ever? I would go with the Man United team from 2008!”

Rooney also feels City will struggle to match Arsenal’s class of 2003-04, the team which earned the tag ‘The Invincibles’ by going an entire Premier League campaign undefeated.

“I don’t think they can go unbeaten,” Rooney added. “They have done incredibly well with the run they have been on, but the Premier League is so difficult, especially now with this Christmas period coming up.

“I know they have a huge squad, a great squad of players. But there are so many top teams. I think in previous years it has been two teams and you went in knowing you would win most of the other games.

“But now there are five or six other teams that can all beat each other and I’m sure in one of those games Man City will get beaten.”

Listen to the full interview – when Alan Brazil met Wayne Rooney – at 10am on Sunday morning

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