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Liverpool legend Hansen hails derby performance of Man Utd's Rooney

Liverpool legend Alan Hansen hailed Wayne Rooney's performance in Manchester United's victory at Manchester City.

Hansen wrote in the Telegraph: "Wayne Rooney gave an almost perfect performance for Manchester United against Manchester City and showed just why he, rather than Robin van Persie, is the one player you would always want in your team.

"Van Persie has been a fantastic addition to the United team and he showed that again with his late winner at the Etihad, but his goals are really the icing on the cake.

"In terms of which player United need most, though, I would say it is Rooney every time because he offers as much at right back as he does at right wing and as a centre forward. When you are sat in the dressing-room and your best player is also the hardest worker, it lifts everybody and gives something extra to everybody else."

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