By Robert Nichols
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Premier sides will be quaking in their boots as Wayne Rooney is fit again to team up with Robin van Persie in a forward line to truly fear. Tottenham could face the full wrath of his backlash from injury this weekend.
The England striker has now recovered from the gashed leg he suffered against Fulham and returns to a United side just coming nicely to the boil. With so much competition topside, Wayne will hope to hit the ground running and quickly develop an understanding with the former Arsenal hitman. Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck are classy international forwards who will never be far from the manager’s thoughts.
Rooney played with great success in a deep-lying role behind Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck in the home victory in the Capital One Cup over Newcastle United. But surely he will be pressed forward against Spurs. The Flying Dutchman van Persie has yet to start a game alongside Rooney this season and Red Devils fans will be purring just at the thought of this dynamic duo developing a devastating partnership.
With games coming thick and fast in the Premier and Champions League against CFR Cluj,Ferguson might well shuffle his pack of strikers. Yet surely he will want to give Rooney and van Persie time on the pitch together. Potentially it is a strike partnership that can shoot down all comers not excluding local rivals Manchester City, who might need to respond in kind in the January transfer window if the goals start tumbling in from the United half of Manchester.
The return of Wayne Rooney is also very good news for Roy Hodgson’s England who missed the many talents of the United man in the disappointing home draw with Ukraine. Wayne can add to his impressive England’s goal tally (29 goals in 76 caps) in the double header qualifiers against San Marino (Friday 12th) and his experience will be very important in the vital away game v Poland (Tues 16th).
So the football world better look out. Wayne Rooney is back and he means business. His Anglo-Dutch alliance could take the Premier by storm. The next few weeks could truly be Wayne’s World.
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