Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was happy both he and Robin van Persie were on the scoresheet for victory over Stoke City.

Rooney's partnership with Van Persie looks as though it might pay big dividends over the coming months, with both men equally adept at moving wide and creating a chance for others, as the Dutchman did.

"We are getting more of an understanding," said Rooney.

"That is the first game we have started together up front and we have both scored. I am sure it will get better."