Robin van Persie happy with Wayne Rooney partnership at Man Utd

Robin van Persie (L) and Wayne Rooney (credit: Paul Thomas/Getty Images)
Robin van Persie believes his partnership with Wayne Rooney will continue to get stronger for Manchester United this season.

Although United have made a slow start to the season and find themselves 13 points behind Premier League leaders Arsenal, Van Persie and Rooney have scored 20 goals between them in all competitions so far this term.

"It's the interaction together, it's that we both want to play together," the Dutchman told MUTV

"We realise that we are better off playing together because we are stronger as a partnership.

"With a player of Wayne's calibre we can go from strength to strength and become even better than we are now.

"Lately we've been playing really well together, we've been setting up goals for each other, we are both scoring, which is what I want.

"It is important that this partnership is growing and becoming even stronger."

Van Persie also believes the versatility that both himself and England international Rooney have make it hard for teams to defend against them.

"We are both 'nine-and-a-halves', we can play high up front, we can drop, it is an extra quality we both have which is quite rare," he added.

"If you look around you have loads of main strikers, target men, 'foxes in the boxes', and you have 'number 10s' who are dropping in more and it's very obvious.

"With us it's not obvious, we can both do that job.

"Wayne is doing it a bit more because he's playing behind me but we can both do it so we can change the game if it's needed."

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