The boss Alex Ferguson has cleared the air by saying in the press:
Sir Alex Ferguson believes Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie will soon flourish together upfront, whilst playing down suggestions that the England striker could look for an exit out of Old Trafford. The Manchester United boss is adamant his new Dutch signing can be part of a successful duo, and has shrugged off speculation regarding the England striker's future.
Van Persie, a €30 million summer signing from Arsenal, was deployed in a lone role upfront for the Red Devils in his home debut against Fulham, and marked it with a sensational finish.
Ferguson said once Rooney recovers from injury, he will look to put the deadly duo upfront together.