Wayne Rooney believes Manchester United are building momentum at exactly the right time of the season and hopes the in-form Reds can flourish throughout November and December.
In an exclusive interview with United Review, the official match programme at Old Trafford, the 28-year-old striker also discusses his burgeoning partnership with Robin van Persie, as well as United's pivotal win over Stoke City...
David Moyes says he is seeing signs that you and Robin van Persie are forging a strong partnership. Is that how it feels to you? Yeah, of course. I think that’s the main thing for any forward, you’re trying to work together to score and create goals. It’s great for the team if myself and Robin can create chances for each other and score goals that are helping us to win matches. It’s really enjoyable for us as players to play that way. We’re both creative players and I think that’s why we’re working well. We’ve started the season in good form, but we’re always looking to be better on the pitch.
Does that partnership come naturally or is it something you work on at the Aon Training Complex?
It’s a bit of both. We’re both good enough players to adapt to any situation really, whether you’re playing high up or dropping deeper to get on the ball. But you have to remember that we’ve also got Chicharito, who has been in good scoring form recently, and Danny Welbeck, who is also a big asset to the team. They also want to play and score goals for the team.
It feels like there’s a bit of momentum building after a difficult start to the season. Is that how you see it?
We’ve played better in the last few games than we have all season and it was always going to be the case with a new manager coming in, that we’re taking his ideas onto the pitch. We’re finally finding our feet now and putting into the games exactly what the manager wants us to. I’m really pleased with that