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Roo is one of best in Europe
Wayne Rooney produced a master class yesterday to announce he is very much back in business. He was at the centre of Manchester United’s best display for some time in the 3-0 win at Newcastle. The season started horribly for the player — poor against Everton, dropped, then injured. The star of the show was Robin van Persie and Rooney’s Old Trafford future was coming under the spotlight. But you cannot keep a player of this man’s ability down for long. Looking fit again and firing on all cylinders, he was everywhere at St James’s Park. Helping out his defence, available for a ball from the back, on a wing to cross the ball and in behind Van Persie directly through the middle. When he is in this mood, he still ranks for me among the best in Europe. His touch, passing and energy made Manchester United tick.
Alan Shearer, The Sun
Most of the papers report that Robin van Persie is facing a possible three-match ban after being accused of elbowing Yohan Cabaye in the win at Newcastle. Alan Pardew has called for the FA to look at an off-the-ball clash between van Persie and the French midfielder, who collapsed in a heap clutching his head.