I think most people would agree that a wonderful performance by Rooney would receive more print than a similar performance by a lesser striker by virtue of the club he pays for. That and the media gives more time to certain clubs, larger clubs, is hardly disputable. It is a pretty self-explanatory point as for the reasons they do this. What I never understand is why people on this thread scream bias when Rooney gets the plaudits or United get more press than us but seem comfortable when City receive much more press than other clubs or Delph gets in the team of the week over Shelvey. My point has always been that with a higher profile when things go wrong you also receive a lot more press coverage but in a favourable context. See the criticism of LVG in comparison to that received by Gary Monk, Remy Garde,Tim Sherwood etc. For the big clubs its a double edge sword.