Old Trafford hero ready to take his country to World Cup glory?
There were some who predicted that without Cristiano Ronaldo to play an attacking role beside him that Wayne Rooney would struggle, how wrong they were. With the Portuguese international on his way to the Bernabeu the England man had more of a burden to carry, especially with the limp Dimitar Berbatov offering him little in the way of support, but boy has he carried it well!
In a domestic season that saw Sir Alex Ferguson’s grip on the Premier League title fail there can be no denying that Rooney was head and shoulders above his teammates in the season just gone. Having previously only managing 23 goals in a season, the former Everton man netted 34 times in 42 starts and had a barnstorming World Cup qualification campaign to boot managing nine goals.
Fabio Capello will be looking to the tigerish, but matured, striker to provide the impetus for England’s attack and will know that he will get nothing short of 100% for every minute of every game he takes part in. Who would bet against the 24 year old finishing top scorer, not least due to a fairly easy opponents in the group stage.