Many people questioned the pairing of Robin van Persie with Wayne Rooney on the Manchester United team, fearing that they would compete instead of work together. The players are actually a good fit for each other and even Persie himself is happy about the pairing.
"I love to play with Wayne because, for me, he has it all. As long as we can combine that really well, as long as we work together and try to improve which we are doing, I think we can go from strength to strength."
“I think everyone can see we want to play together, that we are trying to give the ball.
“For example, the ball that just missed me in the second half [against Leverkusen] when it went past me, he [Rooney] wanted to pass.
"Everyone could see that. It is good; it goes both ways. I really think if we can keep on growing, keep on passing each other the ball, we can both end up with a lot of goals this year.”
The duo face Manchester City on Sunday and Van Persie says although it is still only September, it is a crucial clash for both teams.
“I personally never think in negatives, but I think for both sides it is really important to stay close to the top,” he added. “If you lose you might be six points behind already. It’s a lot. So we don’t want that.”
“The games come really quick and we love it. This is what we are used to, this is our rhythm, a game every three or four days.
"The Champions League has started which we really like. Sunday is a massive game.”
The duo has already helped their team win several games and even though it is early in the season, they are hoping the wins will continue.
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