Robin van Persie has revealed he and Wayne Rooney are enjoying playing with one another in the Manchester United attack this season.

Van Persie has scored 11 goals since his £24million move from Arsenal to Old Trafford in the summer, eight of which have come in the Premier League, and he says this is down to the role he has been playing in tandem with Rooney.

“I call it a nine-and-a-half because you have two positions, the nine and the ten, and we are both nine-and-a-half ,” he told the Manchester United official website.

“We are just helping each other out. We both play behind and a bit higher up. It seems to be working well and I am very happy with Wayne - hopefully we can keep it going.”

The Dutchman’s latest strike was against his former side and he was a constant danger throughout the match, though it was not the best example of the understanding between him and Rooney.

The win over Arsenal took Sir Alex Ferguson’s side to the top of the league after the early kick-off and Chelsea conceding a late equaliser to Swansea City in Wales meant they stayed there for another week at least.

The partnership between Rooney and Van Persie is better than many could have hoped for ahead of his move to the Red Devils and they are currently looking like the most potent attacking force in the Premier League.

Perhaps this is unsurprising, as they were the two top scorers from last season.

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