" Then I remember - I drank a few bevvies while I was away. I'm stocky. I'm not like Ryan Giggs, all bone and lean muscle."
So writes Wayne Rooney in his new book, My Decade in the Premier League. He now has problems walking for at least a half hour the morning after a game. He's past his physical prime and it appears to take him longer to get back into shape.
What this bodes for the future is still unknown but there are a number of Utd fans who must be thanking the stars they got Robin Van Persie who is 29 years old and injury prone himself.
More extracts from his book available in the Mirror >>