On Wednesday night Wayne Rooney made a little history of his own, scoring his 29th and 30th goals of what is turning out to be nothing short of a magical season for the Manchester United and England striker.
With Cristiano Ronaldo and Carlos Tevez departing Old Trafford in the summer many believed the Red Devils would struggle, but so far they have confounded there critics due to the explosive form of a certain Wayne Rooney.
With Ronaldo gone, it paved the way open for Rooney to take centre stage, he has had a truly memorable season, who can forget his fantastic performances and his dominating displays against Arsenal in the League and in the double header Champions League tie against A.C. Milan, where truth be told he ran the defence ragged with his running, dribbling and his vision for goal.
This is not taking anything away from the other united stars this season, Darren Fletcher has been immense, Patrice Evra is now probably regarded as one the best left sided defenders in Europe along with Antonio Valencia who has enjoyed a debut season at Old Trafford.
Rooney exploded onto the scene at Man United scoring a hat-trick on his debut in the Champions League, scoring that rocket goal against Newcastle and continuing his destruction of always scoring against Arsenal and just overall being a big game player.
Wayne is just as important to Man United as he is to Fabio Capello’s England team, Wayne has been impressive for England too leading the line with Jermain Defoe and even leading the line by himself at times.
It is quite amazing how Wayne is getting the rave reviews and praise right now, this time last season some people were criticising Rooney claiming he doesn’t get enough goals, however he still managed to chip in with 20 goals and in the process adding a Carling Cup and third consecutive Premier League winner’s medal to his name.
Hunger for success
Wayne always has that hunger and passion to play football, another reason surely for his goal-scoring antics this season, how can you forget when Rooney once famously told Sir Alex “I can play three times a week”.
In the Carling Cup Final against Aston Villa recently United started with Wayne on the bench, something just didn’t look right though, that’s not taking anything away from Berbatov or Owen who both had good matches, however the moment Owen got injured and Wayne came on he just seemed to lift the United fans and even his own team-mates.
It shows you just how magical this lad really is, he really is enjoying his Football at the moment and he will surely write his name into the United history books alongside the greats of Best, Cantona and Bobby Charlton and there is no doubt that all Manchester United and England fans will be hoping Rooney stays fit and keeps injury free
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