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Denis Law is excited by Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney partnership

As great Manchester United goalscorers go, there are few, if any, held in greater reverence than Denis Law, the Scot who scored 237 times in 11 seasons at Old Trafford between 1962 and 1973.

So, when the King of the Stretford End lauds a striker, you tend to take notice; fortunately, the Reds have two forwards who continue to catch Law's eye and frequently prove to be a menace to Premier League defences - the latest victims being Arsenal.

Law, 1964's European Footballer of the Year, boasts a scoring record bettered only by Sir Bobby Charlton in the Reds' all-time ranks, and as an expert in the striker's trade he is well placed to discuss the form of current stars Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney...

What is your opinion of the Van Persie-Rooney strike partnership?
When you have got two players like that in your team, there is always a chance that you are going to be scoring goals. It's that old cliché but you have got to score goals to win. They were the ones last year, certainly van Persie, who scored the goals en route to the title. Hopefully, it will be the same this season. It was not a great start to the campaign but I always remember, before Sir Matt Busby, when I had Bill Shankly as manager at Huddersfield Town. He said it was never over until the end and there is absolutely no chance of succeeding. That's an attitude United have always had.

How important is it to have a combination that works in attack? Is it something you enjoyed in your playing career?

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