I voted not quite.
Sure he's looked fantastic lately but he still has more to prove before we start saying he's rubbing shoulders with Ronaldo and Messi.
So he put 4 in the net against Hull, ok fine, but we've got to remember that Defoe put 5 past Wigan. We haven't started parading HIS name around with the best in the world, or should we be including him? No, Rooney is not quite there, but he could be, and by all accounts will be.
We want him to be on par with those two but why? Because it's Rooney, and we can live vicariously through his achievement. Of-course we all know this isn't just about the money we'd get if he signed on for 50 million. It's about pride. We've hopelessly attached ourselves to Rooney, even though he's moved on; even though he plays against us on occasion. He came from Everton. We think; wouldn't it be amazing to see a player stamped with "Made by Everton" go on to sign for Real or Barcelona, break another record, and improve even more on his mind-boggling talent.
The only thing better than that would be if we were gifted with the money it would take to get him back. Of course-I think-it would take even more than Man U's potential desired fee. We'd need resources to build a squad around him, to convince him we could achieve up to his standard. You ever run out of money towards the end of the month and are forced to eat ramen instead of chicken or beef? How terrible that ramen is, but you have to eat it because it's the only goddamn thing in the cupboard? It would be like that times 10 for this guy.
Can you imagine, even if we had the money, Rooney would feel good coming back to a team that just lost in an FA cup 1st leg against Birmingham, and got absolutely trounced twice by Benfica? After all his success?
Uhh, yeah...anywho, coyb. Saha to get 6 over Wigan this weekend so we can sell him for 6 instead of 4 million next summer. 'Not even in my top 10!' Lordy.