Wayne Rooney: Just what happened to that boy from Euro 2004?

There is little question that, come retirement, Wayne Rooney will be regarded as one of the greatest English footballers in history.

What will be the subject of greater doubt, however, is if despite already being one of the most decorated players, he ever truly demonstrated the absolute maximum of his abilities – whether the natural talent so exciting for England at Euro 2004 and on his Manchester United debut was harnessed in the right way so that his peak years were as fulfilling as they could have been.

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