Player’s union chief Gordon Taylor has said that Wayne Rooney has become a much better player this season and he also praised the maturity levels of the England international.

Wayne Rooney has been one of the main reasons for Manchester United to challenge for the Premier league title this season.

The striker is having one of his best season for Manchester United, as he approaches his best ever tally of 36 goals scored a few seasons ago. Rooney will be missing the first three matches of the Euro 2012 after being sent off in the match against Montenegro, which led many to believe that the former Everton player had not matured.

Gordon Taylor, however, believes that this season has been the best ever for Rooney in Manchester United colours and this is largely due to the high maturity levels he has been showing over the last couple of weeks.

Rooney is only behind Robin van Persie when it comes to the most number of goals scored in the league this season. Even though United have not delivered in the European front and the domestic cup front this season, the record 20th Premier league title will certainly go a long way into erasing the bad memories of this season. England are among the favourites according to the latest Euro 2012 Odds, and Rooney will be hoping to cap off his success with United with some good perfromances for his country.

"I think there has been a maturity coming into his game - you could fit him in various areas, like many top players. His goal scoring 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." Taylor said after the Liverpool semi final in which the FA Cup betting had been turned on it's head with a last minute winner helping to spare the team's blushes.

"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,” Taylor said.