Keegan: Van Persie has shaken up heirarchy at Man Utd

Newcastle United legend Kevin Keegan feels Robin van Persie has shaken up Manchester United.

Newcastle United legend Kevin Keegan feels Robin van Persie has shaken up Manchester United.

Wayne Rooney was left out of the starting line-up in United's 2-1 home Champions League defeat to Real Madrid last month which saw them knocked out at the last 16 stage.

That is further proof, said two-time European Footballer of the Year Keegan, that no player can take their place for granted under Fergie.

"That has come out numerous times, not just with Wayne. No-one is indispensable," said Keegan. "United are not a one- man team and I don't think they ever have been a one-man team in their successful years.

"One guy might have to get player of the year - that's going to happen - but one-man teams don't win anything.

"You need five or six top-class players to win something and they have got something - and Rooney is one of them.

"The effect van Persie has had on Rooney is that United have won a championship. Rooney is not playing second fiddle to van Persie."

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