All summer long Manchester United battled the advances of Premier League rivals Chelsea for star striker Wayne Rooney. Rooney was disappointed at falling to second choice behind Robin Van Persie and had fell out with Sir Alex Ferguson, so when David Moyes took over as manager, nobody knew whether Wayne would stay or not. Although the situation was never clarified by Wayne himself, David Moyes insisted the England international wasn't for sale at any price.
It's nearly a third in to the Premier League season, and Manchester United have struggled, but their form as of late has been much improved, and they have Wayne Rooney to thank. In their early season struggles it was Wayne Rooney that stood up and took control of his United team. Arguably he was one of the only players deserving any credit at all. United have improved across the pitch, but Wayne Rooney's importance to the Red Devils is still at an all time high. With Robin Van Persie struggling with injuries, Wayne's been the reliable forward, making United fans thankful they decided not to sell him.
United travelled to White Hart Lane to face an out of form Tottenham Hotspurs and Wayne Rooney scored two goals which earned them a valuable point as they look to reduce the deficit suffered through the miserable start to the season. In all competitions United are unbeaten in 12, largely thanks to Rooney's form. Rooney's impressive season has allowed him to move to fifth in the overall Premier League leading scorers list, now behind some of the game's best ever strikers.
Many United fans were clear and firm on their view that Rooney should be sold in the summer, but many of them will be denying this now, as Wayne Rooney is still Man United's, England's and one of the Premier League's most important players. With his contract running down, and his future still uncertain, nobody knows what will happen, but rumours suggest both United and Rooney aren't miles apart within their contract discussions. Whatever happens, Wayne Rooney still has a lot left in the tank and he's enjoyed a new lease of life under new United boss, David Moyes.