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I Want To Play With Wayne Rooney And Radamel Falcao – Robin van Persie

Manchester United’s Robin van Persie celebrates a goal

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is adamant he wants to play in attack alongside Wayne Rooney and Radamel Falcao, with manager Louis van Gaal having an embarrassment of riches in attack.

With the Dutch manager trying to sort his mind out and find the right attacking partnership between the three main strikers, who all started in Sunday’s English Premier League 5-3 shock loss at Leicester City, Dutch goalscorer Van Persie insists that they can all play at the same time, and work well.

“We want to play together,” Van Persie told Fox Sports News.

“We are constantly talking to each other [on] how we can improve our game together. Because everyone feels that we are together that we are stronger.”

“It’s quite interesting to see one of those conversations because we all have the target. We want to win games. We want to share success.”

“I don’t think we have a confidence issue if I’m really honest.”

Van Persie also re-iterated his faith in Van Gaal, whom he worked with in the 2014 FIFA World Cup this summer for the Netherlands.

Despite the Red Devils winning just one of their six matches in all competitions this season, Van Persie is convinced that the manager who brought Netherlands to third place in the summer’s World Cup in Brazil can handle the pressures that come with the top job at Old Trafford.

“I think his numbers speak for itself,” Van Persie added.

“He has succeeded everywhere he has managed. Everyone believes in his philosophy as well.”

“If you look at the players we have now, the staff we have, the stadium, the fans – if you add all those things up, I’m very confident for the future.”

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