Last season, Wayne Rooney finally found the ability to spread out his goal scoring form across most of the season, scoring 34 goals in 44 appearances. This coincided with a marked improvement in the players all round finishing, and the control he displayed when directing the ball towards goal with his head was simply delightful. Coupled with Wayne's form was the return of the out-and-out winger, Antonio Valencia, who took on the opposition defence to get a cross into the 18 yard box for either Wayne, Dimitar or Michael Owen to get on the end of.
|Rooney's Clinical Demolition of AC Milan|
in last season's Champions League
A season latter, it is now Dimitar Berbatov who has started the season with a bang, scoring regularly and with much skill and finesse. Though Wayne Rooney's physical and mental problems, resulting from injury, poor world cup performances and off field shenanigans, have allowed Dimitar more time and space on the field, it can be said without hesitation that Berbatov has finally found the right physical and mental state to perform at his peak for United. In his first and second seasons, average and mediocre performances were interspersed with delightful pieces of skill and dazzling tricks, flicks and finishes that fans and photographers alike love to see.
|Berba's Overheard Screamer vs the hapless Liverpool|