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Robin van Persie enjoying partnership with Rooney

Both strikers found the net in their recent match against Stoke City (©GettyImages)
Both strikers found the net in their recent match against Stoke City (©GettyImages).

According to Sky Sports, Manchester United striker Robin Van Persie has commented on his team's productive striking contingent - and that includes Mexican ace Javier Hernandez.

"Wayne's a great player," said Van Persie.

"In my opinion good players can always play together and I think we showed that against Stoke.

"We showed it last season, we showed it earlier this season and hopefully we can keep showing that because we do want to play together.

"But don't forget Chicharito because he's a great player. He's a real role model to all footballers. He works so hard, I'm a really big fan of his. We will need all of our strikers."

He also paid tribute to the rising star in United's ranks, Adnan Januzaj, who has recently earned himself a new long term contract with the superb performances he has made for the first team.

"Over the years I've seen so many young players, and I can honestly say that of all the youngsters I've seen he is right up there in the top one or two," said Van Persie.

"He's a special player. He will give Man United a great bunch of goals and great games. He's confident in a good way. He's not too bothered with the whole occasion or the pressure of the games."

Former-United manager Sir Alex Ferguson did not play the duo together upfront as much as he could have as Rooney was pushed wide to make way for Van Persie as the lead striker.

Rooney soon became frustrated as he was constantly asked to play out of his natural position and felt he could still contribute upfront. 

Things could not be more different now with both players deployed down the middle to form a formidable strike partnership.

Rooney has never looked more energised as he has this season and hopefully he will continue his good form to lift his club from their current predicament.

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Football
Manchester United
Robin Van Persie
Wayne Rooney
Javier Hernandez

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