Rio Ferdinand has applauded his 'awesome' Manchester United team-mate Wayne Rooney and insists he can get even better.
Rooney has excelled since joining United four years ago and produced an impressive 18 goals and numerous assists last season.
Ferdinand believes there is more to come from his fellow England international and reckons that some do not yet think he is a world class player.
"Wayne had to take the responsibility of leading the line on his shoulders - and he was awesome," Ferdinand told The People.
"In a few years we'll look back and say at such a young age for a double winning team, he did well.
"I know the manager wants to help Wayne develop even further and I know he can get even better."

Complete player

The United defender also hit back at doubters who believe Rooney did not meet expectations last season.
Rooney made 43 appearances in all competitions last season and Ferdinand insists he is a 'more complete player' than fellow strikers.
"I can't believe that some people were going on about Wayne not having had a great season," added Ferdinand.
"He scored something like 15 goals and had 15 assists. A lot of players would be delighted with that.
"You might have some players scoring 25 and having two assists, but there's a lot more to Wayne than scoring - he's a more complete player."
The 29-year-old also suggested that Rooney will revel in playing his favoured position should United bring in another striker before the start of the new campaign.
Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov is still rumoured to be Sir Alex Ferguson's main target and Ferdinand believes a new arrival will benefit Rooney.
"I know the manager wants to see Wayne playing in his more accustomed position, just off the front," said Ferdinand.
"Maybe that will happen if we sign a striker and then you'll see how dangerous he can be."