Despite former Arsenal man Robin van Persie being key to Manchester United's success last season, one cannot undermine Wayne Rooney's contribution to the squad.
Wayne Rooney has been a Manchester United man since 2004, when United paid £25.6 million for him, making him the most expensive player under 20 years old.
He cemented his place as a future star with the Old Trafford faithful after a scintillating hat-trick against Fenerbahce in the UEFA Champions League.
It hasn't all been smooth sailing though. On 12 May 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson personally stated that Rooney had asked to leave the Red Devils and was unhappy with his time at the club.
What followed was a summer transfer window which was ripe with rumours of him leaving the club. Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho looked to cash in and steal Rooney away, but Manchester United held steadfastly that the Englishman was not for sale.
Wayne Rooney looks like a man possessed when he takes to the field. He displays his clinical nature when he plays as a striker and he can play the killer pass when he plays in the Number 10 role. He can drop deep into the midfield and spray passes all around the field with pin-point accuracy.
Despite being a prolific scorer. Rooney is not satisfied and has said that he is after Sir Bobby Charlton's goal-scoring record. (Manchester Evening News).
Wayne Rooney is the heart and soul of this current Manchester United squad. With the emergence of the exciting Adnan Januzaj and proven goal-scorer van Persie, Rooney has enough attacking talent to compliment his efforts.
Dutchman van Persie may be Man United's Robin, but Master Wayne is Mr. Manchester United.
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