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Little Pea is perfect partner for Wayne

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Manchester United's Wayne Rooney believes his relatively fledgling partnership with Javier Hernández is going to get even better after the pair produced a combined tally of 24 league goals last season.

The England international heaped praise on Chícharito, 23, adding that he was the ideal forward to compliment his play up front.

Rooney, who at 25 is the senior striker of the pair, said: "I think we suit each other, our style of play. I enjoy playing deeper off the centre forward, and he likes to make runs in behind the defence.

"And when he does that he stretches the defence and when he does that he creates a lot more space for me and gives me the chance to get on the ball and score goals and assist goals."

The Mexican protégé, who arrived at the club last year, has settled in well at the club, causing Rooney to further praise the young forward saying, "He's a great player, and a lovely person as well, so he's a great addition to our team."


 

Sir Alex Ferguson agreed with Rooney's view of Chícharito's ability and echoed the sentiment. "He's as good as any player I have ever dealt with in the penalty box, in terms of movement, space and decision making. He's brilliant with those qualities. He might even improve on that next season."

Rooney added that the pressure for goals was part of the job at Manchester United, and that winning was top of his priorities. "There's a demand on all of us, we're expected to win trophies, that’s what we will look to do," he concluded. "When I play, I play to win, I don't like losing at all."

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