Ever since being snubbed by the then Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson for the game against Real Madrid in last season's Champions league knockout stages, Wayne Rooney's form has been questioned.
Towards the end of last season, Wayne Rooney had fallen out of favour with the manager, Provoking Alex Ferguson to reveal that the centre forward had submitted a transfer request.
As the news leaked, a number of clubs lined up to sign the striker, but one club more persistent than the rest, Chelsea.
Jose Mourinho wanted to lure the striker to Stamford Bridge, has he was in dire need of a star striker.
But throughout the summer transfer window Manchester United maintained that the ex-Everton striker was not for sale. With Rooney being unavailable for much of the summer friendlies, many speculated that the striker was trying to force his way out of the club, and questioned whether his heart truly lied with United.
With the media breathing down his neck and the transfer window nearing its closure, Rooney was in no mood to force his way out. He put his head down and trained, he became faster and stronger than before. Rooney's ability and talent were never in question, it was all in his head.
David Moyes has been quoted as saying: "I don't think it's me or anyone else, it's Wayne Rooney [who has to prompt the change]. He was the one that had to make sure he's the best he can be, in the best condition he can be, and he's made sure he's done that."
His form returned, like the old adage "Form is temporary, Class is permanent". Rooney is starting to look lethal up-front with the traditional striker role given back to him by the new manager. His partnership with Robin van Persie has started to bear fruits has well, both of them at their peak could rip apart the best of European defences.
Wayne Rooney has bagged 5 goals and has set up 2 goals in 9 appearances for the Red Devils this season.
This is Rooney's season to perform, with contract talks stalled for the time being Wayne Rooney must produce a magical season if he wishes to get a lucrative contract either from United or offers from other elite clubs in Europe.
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