Originally posted on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 8/9/12
Wayne Rooney believes Arsenal striker Robin van Persie would be a great signing if he joined him at Manchester United . United are leading the race fo sign the Holland international and Rooney would welcome him at Old Trafford. "Of course he's a player that I admire," Rooney said in the Daily Mirror . "He's a fantastic player. He's been amazing for Arsenal over many years. Last season was probably his best season of all. He scored a lot of goals. "If he does come here he would be a great addition to the squad." Asked if he and Van Persie could play together, Rooney added: "I'd like to think so - but you'd have to ask the manager about that. "There's a lot of forwards here already with myself, [Danny] Welbeck, Chicharito and [Dimitar] Berbatov, who's still here. "So there's a lot of forwards fighting for a place."
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