The England striker made amends for an early own goal at Old Trafford with a powerful header following a dangerous cross from the Netherlands international.
Rooney turned provider to tee up Van Persie to put United ahead on the stroke of half-time, before he created Danny Welbeck’s 46th-minute goal, with the former Everton man completing a 4-2 victory.
“Things are going well and our understanding is getting better all the time,” Van Persie told United’s website.
“Everyone could see from day one that we were working well together. We like to play together and we help each other.
“Sometimes Wayne plays at the top, sometimes I do and then he drops in and then you have Danny coming in from the left sometimes too.
“I might also go out there for a few minutes in a game or Wazza does. I think it’s only the second or third time that we’ve played in this formation, but the main thing is we’ve had a good game and got three points.”
He added: “We can score from any angle.
“The first one against Stoke was from a cross from the left and a good header, the second was from a low cross, the third came from a cross again from the opposite side [to the first] and then the fourth goal came from a corner, so we’ve scored all sorts of different goals.
“In previous games as well we’ve shown we can score from every sort of angle which is a good sign and a good weapon for us.”
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