After EA started releasing these special classic cards I decided to play the game again, lets face it, the game is pretty much dead by now. But these new cards make the game worth playing again, if only for a little while. I sold most of my icon cards and bought these classic hero cards. This Rooney card is what his prime icon card will look like in a couple of years. He's a complete BEAST in almost every aspect of the game. Sometimes he feels like a cheat card, defenders can't handle him. I played 11 games with him and scored 14 times with 9 assists. I played him at CAM but you cam play him at Striker too. Actually you can play him at every position you want, he's great everywhere. I played him at striker my last game and he scored a hattrick + 1 assist. I'm now considering using him as a striker permanently. I would compare him to R9 ronaldo 94 Icon card. As strange as that might sound it's the closes I can come to another FIFA card. R9 94 is a bit stiff in dribbling and it's the same with Rooney. But to be honest, I actually like it. His dribbling style is unique. I'm looking forward to having this Icon card in the game in a few years time.
Finishing (Everything goes in)
Where do i begin, being a United fan and England fan i was over the moon to see Rooney get his fut birthday card however i never got the chance to do the SBC and when this card came onto the market I knew I had to have him in my squad. Originally buying him as CM I decided to try him there and in the first game i thought wow why have I wasted my coins, he felt clunky and lethargic on the ball and his overall play was sloppy in the second half i changed it. Bringing on End of an Era De Rossi i played Rooney up top with Defoe and oh my have i never looked back, He is an animal upfront terrorising defenders with every attack i am yet to play a game without him scoring. His touch is superb, his pace feels electric, his finishing is sublime and my god can he bully a defender. I paid 80k for him whilst sniping and he is totally worth the coins even paying in excess of 100-110k Id still recommend him, he has the stats of an icon and for me personally plays just like if not better than an icon.
Low driven shots
Defending, even as a striker he still defended for the team bullying midfielders and winning the ball back high up the pitch.
Honestly i cant think of any cons for this card, hes just been amazing for me scoring with every opportunity, creating goals, finishing off moves with style, the card just oozes class. If i had to be really picky and choose something id probably say stamina but even still it isn't really a con id just like it to be higher than 86.
I unlocked fit bday Rooney as found him very disappointing he was slow, turned like a bus. Tried him in st, cam cm wasn't good enough. Saw this card only 80k now why not. Wow just wow this card is insane.
Background I have played over 2500 game of Fifa 18 won div 1 multiple times consistent gold 1 fut champs player. I have prime gulliet and eoae iniesta.
Pace: rapid being on 5,9 he's really quick now and with very good dribbling can burst away from alot of players.
Shooting: incredible his shot power is crazy his long shots don't miss don't bother with finesse just bang it, low drivens inside area DDG no chance with his 99 composure scores 9 out of 10 times.
Passing: exceptional as good as iniesta and Tory modric who I consider the 2 best passing mids in Fifa 18. Short pass or long pass driven perfect he even has the playmaker trait as well.
Dribbling: Finally the best part of this card I used engine on him to get to 90 agility feels so smooth on the turn 10 times better then his fur Birthday he can now actually do the in and out type dribbling and using the Lt and RT is very responsive.
Defending: very good he bullies so many players reminds me of Fifa 17 kante not tall but uses his incredible physical to barge the player then just grabs the ball. Is an excellent cm but due to his height and poor jumping I wouldn't play him at cdm tried him but he gets out jumped everytime.
Physical: 2 sides to this strength and aggressive are great muscles most players off the ball but his lack of height and jumping is an issue and his stamina can be depending on how you use him. Medium medium work rates keep going for whole game but if you tell him to get in behind will need to be sub if game goes to extra time.
Overal bargain for 80k one of the best midfielders on the game. Personally he could do a job anywhere on the pitch but I feel his lack of height means he is less suited as a striker he lacks the 4 star skills to be a truly amazing Cam but if your not a skiller he's great in that positio. For me personally RCM best position I play futties bakoyo at cdm and prime gulliet LCM and he's perfect. Speed to catch up to anyone great defending and strength to battle and his long shots are out of this world on his right foot.
Shooting particularly long shots and composure means he can shoot under pressure
Strength and aggressive combined with decent interceptios and stand tackle makes him a excellent ball winning cm
10 times better then his fur Birthday
Less then 100k for this card bargain
Height gets beaten in the air for everything
Stamina can get tired late into a game with only 86