Fuck so many parallels with the likes Rooney except nowadays even if you do have that self destructive part, you can't get away with boys will be boys and a booze culture.
Just the loneliness, even though Tooneys married, the other birds, it seems to be as soon as the talent starts to slip, professional sports people either have a back up plan and can miss football but don't need it, and if coaching or management or punditry isn't enough then there's a void that women, kids, hobbies cant fully fill.
Rooneys anger at the ref then pulling out an occasional bit of skill, assist, a goal, a pass,
Reminds me of that San Jose goal, I didn't realise the opponents had had an offside goal allowed and Best had a row with the referee, and when they were kicking off again he just turned round and said give me the balk, just give me the fuckin ball then bear about 7 players, ran back and told the referee to fuckin do one!
I'd like to see Rooney drop down to a lower team or even go the MLS and have a final Indian summer. For being on the bench, he has that body shape but he is trim, he's not a fat cunt which is the natural slur when he makes a mistake, tbf, looking at all the shit Best did, including being a shadow of himself st United, he didn't just leave United on a high and then fuck other people over,
He played at United again and couldn't hack it.
So I think in 20 30 40 years, people will only remember the good stuff.
Well I suppose that's the knighthood fucked.