‘We’re getting better all the time’: Robin van Persie excited by partnership with Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney

By Dean Wilkins

Robin van Persie insists his relationship with Manchester United strike partner Wayne Rooney ‘is getting better all the time’ after a resounding showing against Stoke City.

The Dutch and English forwards grabbed four goals, alongside Danny Welbeck, and all three linked up in Saturday’s 4-2 victory against the Potters.

Van Persie set up both Rooney’s goals and the England talisman whipped in a superb cross for Welbeck to snatch his first goal of the season and dismiss critics’ claims that they cannot play together.

“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 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.”

The ex-Arsenal hero also heaped praise on his teammates for their ability to score a variety of goals and causing a headache for opposing defenders to deal with their attacking force.

“We can score from any angle,” said Van Persie. “The first one against Stoke was from a cross from the left and a good header, the second was from a low cross, the third came from a cross again from the opposite side [to the first] and then the fourth goal came from a corner, so we’ve scored all sorts of different goals.

“In previous games as well we’ve shown we can score from every sort of angle which is a good sign and a good weapon for us.”

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