The 29-year- old Rooney played his part in United's stoixima kouponi complete 3-0 victory over his former club Everton on Saturday, scoring his side's 3rd goal at Goodison Park.
Herrera, who also bought over the scoresheet on Merseyside, has no doubt He's participating in together with on the list of all-time greats.
"Wayne is our chief. He is the greatest English participant in English historical past and we have been Fortunate to get him," the Spaniard mentioned about his group-mate who turns 30 subsequent week.
"When he fights like he did on Saturday we can be extremely happy with him. He has normally aided me a good deal."
Sir Alex Ferguson was loathe to subject Rooney at Goodison Park a result of the abuse he accustomed to obtain at the home of his boyhood club.
The former United supervisor claimed he thought Rooney would constantly be considered a "traitor" for leaving for Previous Trafford in 2004.
But relations in between Rooney as well as the Everton supporters have thawed just lately.
Rooney gained a warm reception when he turned out in an Everton shirt for Duncan Ferguson's testimonial in August.
And on Saturday, Rooney tempered his celebration after clipping the ball around Tim Howard to finish a operate of 3 straight defeats for United at Goodison Park.
"Perhaps (it was) mainly because it was the 3rd purpose and it would have been extremely different if it absolutely was A final-minute stoixhma winner following we were being profitable," Everton supervisor Roberto Martinez mentioned.
"From my time here, there's generally been a mutual regard. He's been a phenomenal footballer, he started at Everton Which deep down is usually there.
"I believe the Duncan Ferguson testimonial opened a real superior choice to present emotions and Wayne has normally been crystal clear in his affection in the direction of the soccer club.
"Just about every Evertonian will let you know that we are normally particularly pleased with him creating at our soccer club."
When quizzed on no matter if he imagined Rooney could Perform for Everton all over again, Martinez claimed: "That is a question you mustn't request. He is a Manchester United participant and captain."
Louis van Gaal handed Rooney the United captaincy on his arrival with the club in summer time of 2014 in advance of Robin van Persie, who captained the Netherlands for the duration of his time in control of the Dutch national staff.
Nevertheless the 64-12 months-previous thinks he designed the correct choice.
"I feel Wayne is surely an example for everyone, not just for his fellow gamers, but in addition for other players from other golf equipment as well as for the supervisor simply because he is a really social human being and he has a professional Mind-set," Van Gaal mentioned.
"I couldn't think about that when I was the mentor in the Dutch countrywide ahead of I came to United. I'd heard other points, but he has proven a wonderful Frame of mind and I am quite pleased that he scored."