RooneyCelebratesSpeaking of players who seemed happier when they were carrying on regardless, Wayne Rooney’s winner against his putative suitors Man City on Saturday has been hailed ‘strike of the season’ already, and “the best goal I’ve ever seen” by his boss.

But for me it’s not in the same league as Ronnie Whelan’s shinned scissors kick against the USSR at Euro 88, adorning arguably Ireland’s finest ever display, at a major finals at any rate.