Rooney hails Man Utd pal Van Persie: Lot of pressure on that penalty

Manchester United attacker Wayne Rooney was delighted for Robin van Persie after he broke his scoring drought in victory at Stoke City.

Manchester United attacker Wayne Rooney was delighted for Robin van Persie after he broke his scoring drought in victory at Stoke City.

Rooney paid tribute to van Persie's bravery in deciding to take the penalty, with the weight of expectation bearing down after so long without a goal.

"I'm sure he would have thought about it (the drought) before he took the penalty, but he showed a lot of courage to step up and put it away. Credit to him for that.

"Every player in the world has had a few games on the run without scoring. Robin's kept his head down, kept working and thankfully today he's got his goal and hopefully that'll kick him on because he'll be a massive player in the next few games for us."

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