MOYES BACKS ROONEY
Manchester United manager David Moyes has said that he expects Wayne Rooney to become one of the greatest players for Manchester United. The 27-year-old decided to stay at Old Trafford after revealing his desire to leave the club at the end of last season.
He had grown frustrated about life on the bench, while even if selected, he was played constantly out of position. Rooney has been at Old Trafford since 2004 after his £ 30 million transfer from Everton. Back then, he became the world's most expensive teenager. He has not disappointed, though, by managing to score a lot of goals.
At 27 years of age, he is at the peak of his powers, but last season was not necessarily the best in his career. He was clearly overweight for most of the season, while he managed to score only 16 goals throughout the campaign. Rooney recently managed to score 200 goals for Manchester United. In the process, he has become only the fourth player to do so. He scored his 200th goal in the 4-2 win over Bayern Leverkusen in the Champions league, which also helped David Moyes get his first victory in this competition.
He is only about 40 goals short of the record held by Bobby Charlton for the most number of goals for United.
"It was something we made him aware of over the summer. He has a real chance to be one of the all-time leading goal-scorers at this club. Wayne Rooney could join the real greats with his goal-scoring. If he keeps playing like he did he will get there. He was very, very good. He looks like he is moving as well as he has done. He is in a good place himself at the moment and obviously any centre-forward who is scoring goals feels good about himself," said Moyes.