Rooney: Van Persie arrival has boosted everyone at Man Utd

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has welcomed Robin van Persie's arrival from Arsenal.

Rooney admits Van Persie's presence in the United dressing room has given everyone a lift.

"Obviously it is great for the team - for the players and fans - to sign a player of his quality," he said.

"As forwards it is great for us to have someone like that to play with and it is always exciting when you sign a new player of that quality and ability.

"It also provides strong competition.

"We are all fighting for one or two places, which is good for the team as a whole."

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