Rooney keen on RVP arrival

I'd like to think we could play well together, says United forward

Wayne Rooney: Would welcome the chance to partner Robin van Persie in attack

Wayne Rooney believes Arsenal forward Robin van Persie would be a great addition to the squad if he joins him at Manchester United.

United are the favourites to sign the Holland international after the 29-year-old stated his intention not to sign a new contract with the Gunners.

The prospect of last season's Premier League top scorer arriving at Old Trafford is already exciting supporters and Rooney echoes those sentiments.

"Of course he's a player that I admire," said Rooney.

"He's a fantastic player. He's been amazing for Arsenal over many years. Last season was probably his best season of all. He scored a lot of goals.

"If he does come here he would be a great addition to the squad."

Partnership

Sir Alex Ferguson also has Danny Welbeck, Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez and Dimitar Berbatov as attacking options but it is the prospect of Rooney and Van Persie linking up that will concern their rivals.

Asked if he and the Dutchman could form a deadly partnership, Rooney added: "I'd like to think so - but you'd have to ask the manager about that.

"There's a lot of forwards here already with myself, Welbeck, Chicharito and Berbatov, who's still here.

"So there's a lot of forwards fighting for a place."