Whether new talent lands at Old Trafford or not, Wayne Rooney is now the star of the show.

Rue, or Roon' the day?

in addition to Ribery and Ibrahimovic -- Lyon striker Karim Benzema, Barcelona's Ya Ya Toure and Wigan Athletic's Antonio Valencia.

But it is Rooney who can now acquire the unofficial title of king of Old Trafford next season. If he does, he is likely to reign for many years to come.

Ian Winrow is a London-based football journalist and a columnist for GlobalSoccerCenter.com.