Rooney maturity pleases Taylor
Players' union boss Gordon Taylor believes Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has now developed into a mature all-round player.
The England forward was included on a six-man shortlist for the Professional Footballers' Association's prestigious Players' Player of the Year award on Monday.
Rooney, 26, has enjoyed another statistically excellent season having scored 32 goals in all competitions, but Taylor says he has much more to his game.
PFA chief executive Taylor said: "I think there has been a maturity coming into his game - you could fit him in various areas, like many top players.
"His goalscoring is his top quality but he does have that ability to do a job for the team and I think his commitment is top class.
"You still tend to think of him as a young player, like a young bull when he is rampaging through a defence - there is no better sight - because he has everybody on the back foot."