Norman Whiteside has said that he is extremely excited at the prospect of seeing both Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney playing the same team. The former Manchester United striker recently said that he is delighted with the decision taken by Sir Alex Ferguson to play both of them in the same team. So far, he has resisted the opportunity to use both of them in the same team either due to the poor form of Wayne Rooney or due to the excellent form of the recent signing Robin van Persie. However, after spending a month out of action, the England international Wayne Rooney has returned to first team by announcing himself in the most impressive fashion.

He has played a starring role in the recent victories over Newcastle and CFR Cluj. The Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson even admitted after the Newcastle match that he is extremely delighted with the performance of the 26-year-old. He has even altered the formation of the club in order to accommodate both the strikers. Norman Whiteside has said that he does not see a reason why both players cannot play with each other because they are world-class players. It has been 23 years since Norman Whiteside left Old Trafford, but he is still regarded as a legend.

“I thought bringing van Persie in was a great piece of business from Sir Alex. When Van Persie was signed, with respect to Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez, I was really looking forward to seeing him alongside Rooney and thankfully now after Wayne’s injury we are starting to see what they can do together. There is a good feeling around the club because the two of them are playing together and looking good,” said Whiteside. Manchester United are currently second in the Premier league table.