Neville believes Rooney had been outstanding this season, after persistent summer speculation that the 28-year-old could leave Old Trafford.
"His level of performance not just in games but in training has been first class," Neville told BBC. "And at the start of the season when we weren't in the best of form, he was a shining light.
"Now you are seeing everybody else to come into form, and with the partnership between him and Robin van Persie, if they continue at that rate in terms of goals, then we will be right up there.
"If you look at facts, when they play together, Manchester United win football games."
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