The former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer has said that the Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney is definitely one of the best in world.

There have been a lot of questions raised over the form of the 26-year-old, despite the fact that he finished as the top scorer with 36 goals in all competitions for Manchester United last season. However, there has been criticism that he is slightly overweight at the start of the new season, which has meant that the former Arsenal striker Robin van Persie – brought into the club for £ 24 million – has been getting the headlines.

The England international Wayne Rooney recently returned to the first team action after a month out due to an injury. Since his return, he has been in spectacular form and he has also struck a great partnership with Robin van Persie up front for Manchester United. Alan Shearer watched Wayne Rooney produce a great performance in the 3-0 win over his former club Newcastle United. After the match, the former England international said that Wayne Rooney is easily one of the best strikers in the world and still has the hunger to do well in the game. He has said that it is difficult to keep a player like Rooney quiet for a long period.

"The season started horribly for the player — poor against Everton, dropped, then injured. The star of the show was Robin van Persie and Rooney’s Old Trafford future was coming under the spotlight. But you cannot keep a player of this man’s ability down for long. Looking fit again and firing on all cylinders, he was everywhere at St James’s Park. Helping out his defence, available for a ball from the back, on a wing to cross the ball and in behind Van Persie directly through the middle," said Alan Shearer after the 3-0 win for Manchester United.