Feb 6, 2010 – With another 13 matches left for the 2009/2010 EPL, Wayne Rooney had absolutely ruled the season.
20 goals in 25 matches, Rooney leads the top goalscorers sheet with Jermain Defoe and Didier Drogba trailing behind at 15 goals each. Rooney has already surpassed last season’s top scorer Nicolas Anelka who only managed 19 goals all season or a hit rate of 0.5 per match in 38 matches. Rooney fully exploited the space and the support he lacked while Cristiano Ronaldo dominated the attention at Old Trafford and proved that he is truly the star and the hope of England.
Meanwhile Cristiano Ronaldo, the world record signing from Manchester United is having a mediocre first season at the Spanish La Liga, by his normal high standard, scoring only 9 goals in 20 games, lying sixth in the top scorers list behind Lionel Messi who leads the list with 15 goals, followed by David Villa 14 goals, Zlatan Ibrahimovic 11 goals and his own team mate, Gonzalo Higuain also at 11 goals.
In Manchester, Cristiano Ronaldo held centre stage. The Red Devils revolved around him but in Real Madrid, he was just one of the stars. He did not have the space and the free role, Sir Alex Ferguson gave him.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s loss was Wayne Rooney’s gain. Rooney not only excelled with an amazing 0.8 goals per match hit rate but Rooney had effectively brought out the best out of Nani, Berbatov and Valencia.
Rooney rules while Manchester United rocks!