Is Wayne Rooney the best ever striker in the English premiership?

That is quite a title given the greats like Alan Shearer but against Arsenal today he surely looked the part.

Consider United's second goal. Rooney got the ball deep in his own half , slipped a pin point perfect pass to Nani, racing down the right. Rooney then ran about 70 yards as Nani approached the Arsenal box. Nani's pass to Rooney was met with the perfect first touch, and Arsenal's keeper had no chance.

It was an exquisite goal from a still very young striker, celebrating his 100th premiership score.

The best thing that has happened to Rooney is the departure of Ronalado.

He is now the king of Old Trafford and everywhere else he plays. He has the lungs of a great racehorse, the engine of a Maserati and the finishing touch of a killer assassin.

He is simply the best player in the world right now.