Answer; it depends.

Put it another way; who was/is the better footballer – George Best or Wayne Rooney?

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Who was/is the better tennis player – Bjorn Borg or Roger Federer?

Who was/is the better racing driver – Juan Manuel Fangio or Ayrton Senna?

As a reader so eloquently pointed out to me this very morning when I attempted to defend the trusty old 205 GTi beside its more modern hot hatch opponents by presenting the Best vs Rooney argument; “We can’t be sure about George Best because he had inferior training and nutrition advice and wore heavy rubbish boots compared with the £3000-a-time ones Rooney wears. Besides, so much has changed in the game that we can never know who was best – other than by name…”