And while Figo admits Cristiano Ronaldo is better in the air, he believes the two-time World Cup victor was the better all-round finisher.
Cristiano and Rooney won one Champions league trophy, two Leagues cups and three Premier league trophies at Old Trafford together.
Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has confirmed that new recruit Cristiano Ronaldo will no longer take every free kick for the club.
Juventus can now turn their attentions to the Champions League and a meeting with Manchester United on Wednesday.
Speaking to RMC, he said: "We were all dead exhausted after the match against Manchester United and the day after, except Cristiano". The way I work to get the goals and win matches without that in itself being an obsession.
"When Ronaldo arrived, I wrote to Pjanic in our chatroom: "Sorry Mire, but I think you won't be taking many free-kicks this year", Dybala had jokingly suggested recently. His influence isn't limited to his work during the week. He can do things that others can't to help improve the team's game.
"And that made me stronger and it increased my capacity on the field because I kept learning a lot from him".
Cristiano Ronaldo says he left Real Madrid for Juventus after feeling the way he was being viewed by the Spanish giants' president Florentino Perez had changed. "He's a leader in this sense".
But the Portuguese superstar might miss out on a coveted prize despite having a wonderful previous season.
However, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone was dragged into the conversation earlier this year when his discussion with his assistant made it to media space after Croatia hammered Argentina 3-0 in Russian Federation.