DAVID MOYES, the Manchester United manager, admitted it would have been impossible to replace talisman Wayne Rooney at Old Trafford.
Rooney celebrated signing a new five-and-a-half year contract by sealing United’s 2-0 Premier League win at Crystal Palace with a superb volleyed finish to double the advantage following Robin van Persie’s penalty.
Moyes said: “He’s a really important player and you think about the amount of clubs who wanted to sign him. He would have been too difficult to replace. There aren’t enough top players out there that you can get cheaply or easily.
“Wayne’s one of them, one of the top players. He shows it week in, week out for us and you can see the change in him – his leadership, what he is trying to bring to the team.
“We want him to keep at it and I’m sure he will.
“He’s a boy who wants to continue to get better.”