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Moyes: I want Rooney to play alongside Robin van Persie
The toys were out of the pram in the summer, but David Moyes is helping to smooth-over relations.
David Moyes believes Rooney and Van Persie will forge a strong bond: “The hope is that we get a partnership where folk are saying, ‘My goodness we are having to play against Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney’. Everybody is looking to see if those two form a partnership that can score lots of goals. I have to say I have also got Chicharito and Danny Welbeck. Danny has made a great start to the season.”
Moyes will back-track on his summer suggestion that Rooney would play in midfield: “Not just now. I can only see Wayne playing up top and playing as a forward for us,” he said. “He has scored a lot of goals. It was down last year. But to be successful you need to have people who can score you 20 goals. I am hoping with Robin and Wayne you have two there who you would say they have it in them to do that. It was also good for us that Robin scored. A good start.”
That should keep Rooney happy. For now.