Van Persie enthused by Rooney partnership

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Manchester United's Robin van Persie has hailed his a strike partnership with Wayne Rooney, and claims their understanding continues to improve with every game.

Both Van Persie and Rooney were on target in the weekend triumph over Stoke City at Old Trafford, with the former providing the assists for both of the goals scored by the latter.

It was a case of roles reversed from Manchester United's last outing in the Champions League, when Rooney set up each of Van Persie's strikes in the 2-1 defeat of CFR Cluj.

Their were concerns raised prior to Van Persie's move from Arsenal and Manchester United that Sir Alex Ferguson would be unable to regularly accommodate both the Dutchman and Rooney in the same starting XI.

However, the two forwards have been able to combine to devastating effect so far and Van Persie believes they will continue to get better, which can only be good news for Manchester United.

"Things are going well and our understanding is getting better all the time," Van Persie told MUTV. "Everyone could see from day one that we were working well together. We like to play together and we help each other.

"Sometimes Wayne plays at the top, sometimes I do and then he drops in and then you have Danny [Welbeck] coming in from the left sometimes too. I might also go out there for a few minutes in a game or Wazza does.

"I think it's only the second or third time that we've played in this formation, but the main thing is we've had a good game and got three points."

Robin Van Persie
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