Park Ji-Sung says that Wayne Rooney has grown this season and developed into one of the best players in the world. South Korean Park, who has excelled in recent matches, says that the Scouser has always possessed the raw talent but experience is key to the forward’s 32 goals in all competitions this season.
“People regard him as one of the best players in the world and that is absolutely right,” Park said.
“He has scored so many goals this season it is incredible but everyone always knew he had the talent and ability to do it, so it is not a surprise.
“He was young before. He just needed experience. This season he has grown up.”
Should Rooney score 42 goals, with eight Premier League matches and up to five Champions League ties remaining, he will match Cristiano Ronaldo’s haul from the 2007/8 season. The striker also scored six goals for England this season.