Rooney enjoyed Mata, Kagawa Man Utd midfield combo

Wayne Rooney enjoyed Manchester United’s midfield structure for their win at West Ham United.
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Wayne Rooney enjoyed Manchester United’s midfield structure for their win at West Ham United.

While Rooney's goals made the headlines, he was quick to praise his team-mates, in particular the attacking support of Juan Mata and Shinji Kagawa.

"I think it is the first time we've probably both played in a more advanced role, together with him up behind," Rooney said of Mata.

"It worked well. Obviously Juan is a very talented footballer, got a good footballing brain and when he gets in positions you know as a forward you can make runs and he can see you.

"I think also Shinji Kagawa coming in played excellent as well. The two of them were causing West Ham problems."

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