He was so fully formed at such a young age that the improvements in his game have seemed pretty incremental. Also he's doomed to suffer the comparisons with Ronaldo, who has helped to set freakish new benchmarks (alongside Messi) that Rooney just hasn't been able to match. No disgrace there though. All said, he was absolutely vital to us between 2004 - 2010. Such a dynamic little livewire and the absolute centre of everything good we achieved. Recent years have dimmed those memories a little but he really was brilliant.