Last season, without any major contribution from Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie almost single-handedly drove Manchester United to the Premier League title. Without his goals they would have finished roughly where they are now.
As a thank you for his efforts, (apart from lots of money, of course), Fergie retires after telling RVP he would be around "for a long time yet".
Then David Moyes is appointed with all the know-how of a man who is used to finishing in the top ten but outside the top six. To add insult to injury Moyes decides that Rooney is the main man and bribes him into staying in much the same way as you would shut up a noisy kid. That is he gives him the toys he is crying for, then the toy shop and then puts him in charge of it for the foreseeable future, hardly brilliant negotiating skills rather caving in to all the demands.
So now, in Wayne's world, he is the main man. He is now going to show us why Moyes thinks he is worth £300k-per-week of somebody else's money.
How does he do it? He almost single-handedly drives United to seventh place in the league, costing the club a lot more than just his wages.
Now it looks like Louis van Gaal is about to replace Moyes and Rooney's dummy sits very precariously in his mouth. He may not be made captain. That Dutch fella may think van Persie has more to contribute. All in all poor Wayne isn't having things all his own way.
Apparently he has asked United not to appoint van Gaal, an example of the ludicrous amount of self-importance Rooney might place on himself. Hopefully, if he did make this request, he will be ignored because never has the "no player is bigger than the club" argument been tested as much as during his time at Old Trafford.
Van Persie has kept very quiet and respectful whilst all this has been going on. He may be about to be rewarded for his patience and tolerance. Wayne's world IS about to become Robin's nest.