Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has asserted that fans have not yet seen the best of him at Old Trafford, and that his displays are only going to get better over the coming months and years.
Despite United challenging for their third consecutive Premier League title and very much in the hunt for another Champions League trophy, the England national team's talismanic dynamo is not resting on his laurels, and has identified the need for him to score more goals as a pressing requirement if he is to improve further.
"There is still a lot more to come from me," Rooney told The Manchester Evening News.
"I would love to score more goals consistently each year. I am still working on that and hopefully I can improve."
"I am only 23 but I suppose I started off at an early age so I have achieved quite a lot. I understand people expect things of me now. I just have to keep playing as well as I can. That is what I must try and do.
"If I can help Manchester United or England win trophies it would be great for me."
The former Everton man's versatility has become something of a trademark this season, with the Liverpudlian being employed in a range of tactical roles by United boss Alex Ferguson. The position switching is of no concern to the forward though, who just loves playing football.
"I have played in a few different positions over the last few weeks," he went on.
"Sometimes you can't express yourself as much as you would like but you have to do a job for the team. For me it is easy to see the bigger picture. Maybe other players around the world don't want to put the work in.
never really see any of the top players running back and helping out
like that. For me it is about the team. I have no problem with that.
we defend well it will help us win trophies. In the first-leg against
Porto their left back got forward well so we had to try and limit his
chances going forward. The tactic worked and we won the game. That is
all that matters.
"I still have the enjoyment. Football is the best sport in the world. Every day I am watching football or playing it. When I am not doing that I am playing computer games, United or England of course."
Zack Wilson, Goal.com