GET OUR TOP TIPS

FOLLOW CRUNCHSPORTS

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."
comments powered by Disqus

All Soccer News

Recent UK Football Articles

  • David Marshall insists Cardiff City can avoid relegation

    Cardiff City goalkeeper David Marshall remains convinced his side can avoid relegation from the Premier League ahead of their final three games....

  • Liverpool FC striker Luis Suarez calls for calm ahead of Chelsea FC clash

    Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has urged his team-mates to "keep calm" ahead of this weekend's Premier League title showdown against Chelsea....

  • Paul Scholes joins Man Utd coaching staff

    Paul Scholes has returned to Manchester United, joining the club's coaching team following the sacking of David Moyes....

  • Carlo Ancelotti backed to succeed David Moyes as Man Utd manager

    After David Moyes was sacked on Tuesday morning, there has been plenty of movement in the next Manchester United manager odds market, with Carlo Ancelotti's odds being slashed in the last 24 hours. ...

  • Man Utd told Class of 92 'will revive the atmosphere and excitement' at Old Trafford

    Manchester United have been told that their glorious past can get them moving in the right direction once again....

  • Jose Mourinho ready to make wholesale changes for Chelsea FC title showdown

    Jose Mourinho is ready to make wholesale changes to his starting line-up for Chelsea's Premier League clash with leaders Liverpool this weekend....

  • Ancelotti and Shaw to Man Utd? Cavani to Chelsea FC? Welbeck to Everton FC? Thursday's back pages

    The top stories making Thursday's back pages in the UK......

  • Sunderland AFC can avoid relegation - Vito Mannone

    Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone believes his side have given themselves a "massive chance" to avoid relegation from the Premier League....

  • David Moyes tipped for Newcastle job following Man Utd departure

    After being sacked by Manchester United on Tuesday, David Moyes is set to return to management at Newcastle - at least if the bookmakers have it right....

More Stories

Recent Articles

More Stories


Share this with your friends

To:
From:
Your comments:

Robin van Persie happy with Wayne Rooney partnership at Man Utd

Robin van Persie believes his partnership with Wayne Rooney will continue to get stronger for Manchester United this season.

Read more »

Log In or Sign up

Facebook User?

You can use your facebook account to sign up with Live streaming sport.

Connect with facebook
Remember me.
Did you forget your password?