Robin van Persie was the top scorer in the league last season and Wayne Rooney was the second highest scorer, meaning United are in a pretty good position this season after signing the Dutchman from Arsenal.

Van Persie has already scored 8 goals in his 10 appearances for United, with Rooney assisting a few, and Van Persie returning the favour yesterday against Stoke.

“Things are going well and our understanding is getting better all the time,” van Persie told MUTV. “Everyone could see from day one that we were working well together. We like to play together and we help each other. Sometimes Wayne plays at the top, sometimes I do and then he drops in and then you have Danny coming in from the left sometimes too. I might also go out there for a few minutes in a game or Wazza does. I think it’s only the second or third time that we’ve played in this formation, but the main thing is we’ve had a good game and got three points. We can score from any angle. The first one against Stoke was from a cross from the left and a good header, the second was from a low cross, the third came from a cross again from the opposite side [to the first] and then the fourth goal came from a corner, so we’ve scored all sorts of different goals. In previous games as well we’ve shown we can score from every sort of angle which is a good sign and a good weapon for us.”