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"Obviously we'll have to work over the next few weeks and try to develop an understanding. Hopefully it will come quite quickly and we can form a good partnership."

- Wayne Rooney, ManUtd.com
18/08/2012 13:00, Report by Nick Coopack
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us fighting for those two places up front.

"It would be great for us to score more goals. That's effectively what we lost the league on last season."

Sir Alex Ferguson has already declared his satisfaction with the forward options he has at his disposal this season, and many Reds fans are excited by the prospect of van Persie partnering Wayne Rooney.

"Of course I'd love to play with Wayne," van Persie said. "I’ve said many times before he is a world-class player all-round.

"When I look at players, I like to see they can adapt to everything, and he can score goals and make assists, and he works hard.

"Scholes and Giggs are world-class and have been proving it for 20 years now. That had a big impact, definitely. I'd like to say we are all in it together to achieve greatness. Every single player is as important."

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