Before all the clamor to drop him from the England as well as the Manchester United squads, Wayne Rooney was quite a decent player, who peaked too soon.
The Manchester derby in 2011 at Old Trafford was a fiercely contested affair, not only due to the nature of this particular match, but because Manchester City had started to emerge out of the shadows of Manchester United, and were in the process of becoming genuine title contenders and rivals to them.
The match was delicately poised a 1-1, when Rooney came up with this scorcher in the 77th minute, described by many as the greatest goal in Premier League history.
The goal was a statement of intent by Rooney and United, showing that they still planned to be the Kings of Manchester and England. The goal still sends shivers down the spine of hardcore football fans, when they re-watch it and admire the sheer skill and technique required to pull off such an audacious effort.