I think there's a clear line in the sand when it comes to people's opinions of Rooney and that won't change. He shouldn't be playing week in week out no but he is our most creative player right now and was the only person creating any sort of threat. If someone else can do that then great but for all his flaws, right now it's difficult to see who comes in and does better.
I'd be far less annoyed if we didn't in fact do this - week in, week out, almost never dropping or resting him. He'd be more effective if his minutes were managed, and if our team revolves around him, we're in big trouble.