|Rooney's the best: It's official|
|Around the Academy:
They've said he's better than Pele and George Best, perhaps potentially the best footballer ever to boot a ball.
It's the one and only Wayne Rooney. But just how good is he?
Time will tell, but thanks to some amazing technology, the Academy can show there's more to this super striker than just goals.
It's all down to ProZone and some very special equipment they use at some of the top clubs, including Arsenal and Man Utd.
Thanks to specially-placed cameras around a football pitch and a very clever computer, the players' performances can be analysed.
Player speed, distances covered, areas where they are most active, tackles made, plus loads of others, can all be measured in a match.
And after studying several games last season the figures on Wayne prove truly remarkable.
How far does Wayne run?
How much of this is spent sprinting?
Where does Wayne do most work?
Surely strikers aren't supposed to be back there! And 31% of his time is spent in and around the penalty box sniffing for goals.
What about headers and actually kicking the ball?
How quick is this boy?
He clocks up 9.70 metres per second. And that's not too far off the pace of a sprinter like Maurice Greene who weighs in at just over 10 m/s.
Who knows what the future holds for Wayne, but these facts show he is definitely one very special player.