Manchester United manager thrilled with Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie
There have been rumours that Wayne Rooney is nearing the end of his time at Old Trafford, although the England striker has returned from injury with a bang and played a key role in Manchester United’s 2-1 win at Cluj.
October 3rd, 2012
The Red Devils fell behind in the first half, although Rooney twice assisted Robin van Persie to ensure that United maintained their 100% start in the Champions League and there was nobody more pleased than Sir Alex Ferguson.
He said: “The best thing about them is they can both turn a game and that’s an important feature of them both. It doesn’t matter if they have a personal combination with each other, it’s their ability to finish moves off whether it’s from [Tom] Cleverley, Nani or [Antonio] Valencia. With the players we’ve got in the forward positions we’ve got a good bunch there. There are great combinations all over our side, the strength of our squad is in our attacking positions.”
Of Van Persie’s second he added: “The pass and the finish, both were equally as good. It was a fantastic finish but what a nice ball that Wayne has dropped in. I actually thought it was a bit too far but Robin did well to get on to it.”
Van Persie also praised Rooney’s contribution for the winner. “Everything starts with a good pass, so I have to thank Wayne for that. Not many players can make a pass like that. When it came to him I knew he could see that pass and give it the way I wanted it,” he said. “I think it is the first time we have started together, we were both really pleased with that. We did it together tonight.”