Wayne Rooney praises new manager

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Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has praised new manager David Moyes, adding that the training is now "more intense".

Rooney has enjoyed a superb start to the season with a series of impressive performances, including the 4-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Tuesday night where he struck his 199th and 200th goals for the club.

He said: "He's a great manager and thoroughly deserves this job, because of what he did at Everton.

"It's good to work under him and hopefully we'll be successful together. I feel great."

The 27-year old has also revealed the differences between the training under Moyes compared to Sir Alex Ferguson, who retired at the end of last season.

"The training is a bit different under the new manager," Rooney said.

"I remember it fro Everton, it's more intense. But that's helping me. I feel good and am glad to be out playing."

Rooney was also quick to dispel any rumours of a rift between him and fellow striker Robin van Persie, adding: "I have seen things said over the summer, but Robin and me are friends off the pitch.

"There is no problem between me and Robin at all. We are great friends and we want to help each other and be successful."

Rooney and van Persie will hope to continue their excellent partnership that they have demonstrated on numerous occasions this campaign when United face fierce rivals Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

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