Rooney: Best is yet to come

by Michelle Fortune , 04 March 2013

Wayne Rooney has dismissed the notion that his career is on the decline, claiming his best years are still ahead of him.

While Manchester United chase the treble, it has been a far from vintage season for Rooney as injury have prevented him from playing as much as he would have liked.

Robin Van Persie's arrival has taken some of the limelight away from Rooney, but the 27-year-old has still scored 14 goals and another four will see him reach the 200-mark for United.

He is determined to reach the milestone before the end of the season and he has warned that the best is yet to come.

"It's great to have played so many games for this club at such a young age and it'd be nice to reach the 200 mark," Rooney told Inside United.

"It would be an achievement I'd be proud of and hopefully I can get there between now and the end of the season.

"The age I'm at is the time when most players start to peak, from now and across the next four or five years. Hopefully that'll be the case and the team will benefit from that.

"I haven't played as many games as I normally would have at this point in the season and I do feel fresh and ready for that battle until the end of the season.

"It's been a bit stop-start with a couple of injuries, which has been a bit disappointing.

"I just want to keep myself fit until the end of the season now and play a part in as many games as I can to help the team be successful. But with the way the manager rotates the team there will be a lot of players who are feeling fresh."


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