I didn't say he scored 19 goals in a league season. I said 19 goals in a season backed behind a CENTRAL midfield duo of Ryan Giggs and John O'Shea. Your so quick to argue, please read my points. Playing with Ryan Giggs in a makeshift center midfield role IS a disadvantage. I'm not sure why Robbie Fowler and Michael Owen got into this argument, I'll bet that by the end of his career, Wayne Rooney's career will have eclipsed both those. It already has in terms of team accomplishments ie EPL titles. That's no slight on Owen and Fowler, but it shows that Rooney is on his way to having quite a career.
=redxalonsoRooney never scored 19 LEAGUE goals a season. You make it sound like playing with Giggs is a disadvantage for Rooney. If you think ManUtd didn't have talent around Rooney, then Michael Owen had even less.