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Robin van Persie hails Rooney performance

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Robin van Persie has lauded Wayne Rooney's performance during the 4-2 home win over Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday night.

Rooney scored his 199th and 200th goals for the club in the comfortable victory, which gets United's Champions League campaign off to the best possible start.

And Van Persie, who also got on the scoresheet with a trademark acrobatic finish, heaped praise on his fellow striker after the game.

Speaking to MUTV, he said: "Wayne played really well. I love to play with him as he can do everything, he can drop, he can go in behind, he can play the short and the long game. He did really well."

The 31-year old forward also reserved praise for new signing Marouane Fellaini, who made his first start for the club following his deadline day move from Everton.

"Marouane did really well also. He was very solid and gets a lot of loose balls back.

"He's very confident and always tried to get the ball going forward."

United were dominant throughout the win over Leverkusen, displaying a ruthless attacking sense that has been lacking from their performances under David Moyes so far this season.

This is something that van Persie puts down to self-belief amongst the players, and he said: "We were very confident on the ball tonight, everybody did their bit and we scored a couple of goals.

"Everything starts with being confident on the ball and trying to look for that pass in front, that;s what we did and that's why we scored."

The Red Devils will be hoping to carry that confidence into the first Manchester derby of the season at the Etihad on Sunday.

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