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Van Persie loving Rooney partnership

18 September 2013 11:40

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has hailed team-mate Wayne Rooney following the side's 4-2 UEFA Champions League win on Tuesday.

The Dutchman notched his sixth goal of the season against Bayer Leverkusen in the group stage match but Rooney stole the limelight with a double that took him to 200 goals for the club.

The England international is now the fourth highest scorer in United's history, with all the close-season rumours over his Old Trafford future under manager David Moyes appearing to have been laid to rest for the time being.

And Van Persie is enjoying the experience of playing alongside him.

"Wayne played really well," he told MUTV. "I love to play with him as he can do everything, he can drop, he can go in behind, he can play the short and the long game. He did really well."

The Netherlands international was also full of praise for new addition Marouane Fellaini, who impressed in his 80 minutes on the field.

"Marouane did really well also," Van Persie added. "He was very solid and gets a lot of loose balls back. He’s very confident and always tries to get the ball going forward."

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Competition
UEFA Champions League
Date
17 September 2013
Game week
1
Kick-off
20:45
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
4 - 2
Venue
Old Trafford (Manchester)
Attendance
73040

Goals

W. Rooney 22'
(assist by P. Evra) 
1 - 0
1 - 1
54' S. Rolfes
 (assist by Heung-Min Son)
R. van Persie 59'
(assist by A. Valencia) 
2 - 1
W. Rooney 70'  
3 - 1
A. Valencia 79'
(assist by W. Rooney) 
4 - 1
4 - 2

Lineups

# Player Bookings
1
5
15
3
12
16
25 79'
31
20 39' 59'
10 22' 70'
26
Coach: D. Moyes
# Player Bookings
1
17
5
21 88'
26
6 54'
18
3 19'
10
11
7 14'
Coach: S. Hyypiä

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
18
23
14
6
8
13
22
# Player Bookings
8
9
23
4
14
15
25

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