The notion of Wayne Rooney writing a book - his second no less - is something which evokes a wry smile, however, some revealing extracts do shed light on what is actually going on in Wazza's bonce.
Accomplished author, perhaps not, but up until now the 26-year-old has definitely been very much a striker, and a damn good one at that.
However, as many commentators on the game have suspected and indeed suggested, it might be that as he begins to age, there is a chance that Rooney's role may lie in a more orthodox midfield position.
This is something Rooney has done in the past for his club due to an injury crisis and, from the look of his comments, it was also something that he enjoyed.
"I did my bit dropping into a central midfield role when the team got hit by injuries last season," Rooney told the Daily Mirror, who are serialising his latest autobiography.
"The manager thinks I can do a job there and, with the likes of Tom Cleverley, Anderson, Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher all missing games, he asked me to help out.
"When I get stuck into the action as a central playmaker, I love it.
"I get more of the ball, I'm involved loads and, after one game, I even think about playing there permanently, but only later in my career."
It's not the first time that the wider world has been alerted to this possibility, but to come from the horse's mouth is the clearest sign yet.
There is no doubt that Rooney's eye for goal is still a fantastic asset as his most prolific of Premier League season last time out proved - racking up 27 goals - but there is no reason why he couldn't join the likes of Frank Lampard in consistently scoring close to 20 a season from a central role.
But until that transition takes place, [5.6] is a great price on Rooney again finishing as one of the league's top four goalscorers.
Now that Robin van Persie has arrived though, along with Shinji Kagawa and more recently young Chilean striker Angelo Henriquez, United clearly have a swelling list of front players, whereas in midfield Sir Alex Ferguson is still all too reliant on a certain Paul Scholes to create things, Carrick offering more solidarity than flair.
The fact that Scholes still plays such a pivotal role only serves to highlight how lacking United have been in this department over the years. The answer could be Rooney.