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Wayne Rooney reveals Man City goal as career favourite

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Wayne Rooney might not be in the middle of the best campaign of his career, but he’s certainly got enough fond memories to fall back on if he wakes up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night.

The Manchester United striker has been criticised in many quarters this season for his lack of efficiency in front of the goal. The fact remains though that he is one of the most gifted footballers of his generation.

The best strike of Rooney's career

It’s OK, you’re allowed to disagree, but in any case there are still plenty of people who are interested in Rooney as a player and the things he has achieved. Recently he was asked by Sport magazine which of his many strikes ranked as his favourite.

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Bear in mind that Rooney’s scored countless goals in countless matches across countless competitions. The one he picks as his all-time most cherished? Yep, you guessed it.

"Probably my overhead kick against Man City," Rooney replied, when asked the all-important question.

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The definition of a 'worldie'

It’s fairly unsurprising given the magnitude of the game in question and the manner in which the ball found its way to the back of Joe Hart’s net.

We’re prepared to go on record and suggest that he isn’t going to oust that strike from the top spot during the remaining years as a player.

Forgot what it looked like? Not a problem:

A career-defining effort? Perhaps. One thing’s for sure; if Rooney is to protect his legacy as a Manchester United and England great he’ll need to rediscover the form that turned him into a national treasure.

Improvement necessary

As Old Trafford skipper, he’s got more to contend with now than simply beating a goalkeeper every other game or so, but that doesn’t mean his place is safe from Louis van Gaal’s axe.

Indeed, fans have questioned Rooney’s selection in the side of late - unfortunately for him the stats back up the theory that he needs a new source of motivation.

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As it stands, Rooney remains an integral part of Van Gaal’s team and plans moving forward. If he doesn’t find his finishing touch soon though memories of strikes gone by could be all he has left.

United fans, will Rooney rediscover his form? Can you think of any better goal than the Man City bicycle kick? Let us know in the comments box below.

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