Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has saluted the all-round play of the team's "talisman" Robin van Persie.
Holland frontman Van Persie has demonstrated his clinical touch in United's past two outings, producing an expertly-taken strike in the 2-1 Barclays Premier League win against his former club Arsenal at Old Trafford on Saturday, and another in Wednesday's 3-1 Champions League victory in Braga.
Those goals have taken his tally to 11 in 14 matches in all competitions for the Red Devils following his summer move from the Gunners and Rooney has no doubt he is playing alongside a "great finisher".
The England international has also been keen to stress, though, that there is much more to Van Persie's game than just goals, praising his ability to hold up the ball and bring his team-mates into play.
"Of course, everyone knows he's a fantastic player and he's got a calmness about him," Rooney said.
"I think he's great for the whole team.
"He's a talisman and if you can get p...