Bolton boss Owen Coyle has jumped to the defence of Wayne Rooney.
The Manchester United striker is struggling for form at present and was substituted with half an hour remaining of Sunday's 2-2 draw at the Reebok Stadium.
Even he if overcomes a minor ankle niggle to make the flight to Spain for Wednesday's Champions League clash with Valencia, there are some who wonder whether Michael Owen would be a better choice to partner Dimitar Berbatov given the former Liverpool star scored his third goal in a week to earn the Red Devils a precious point.
Coyle will not be joining in the debate, so sure is the Scot of the immense talent the forward has.
"Wayne Rooney is an absolutely class act," said Coyle.
"I have always felt Manchester United and England as a country are very fortunate to have him."