Former Manchester United defender Viv Anderson is confident young strikers Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck will want to work with Robin van Persie.

There have been suggestions that ­Welbeck - who is negotiating a new five-year deal worth £70,000- a-week - and Mexican striker Hernandez may decide to move ­elsewhere.

Anderson, however, does not envisage competition for places ­being a problem at this early stage in either player's career.

The MUTV pundit said: "I disagree that these younger players won't stay around.

"The experience they'll gain from working ­alongside Van Persie is invaluable."