The Netherlands international has expressed his desire to leave the Emirates Stadium, with the Red Devils, Manchester City and Juventus leading the chase for the Dutch maestro’s signature.
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that discussions with Arsenal are ongoing, and Rooney hopes Van Persie moves to Old Trafford.
“Of course, he’s a player I admire. He has been amazing for Arsenal over many years. Last season was probably his best, he scored a lot of goals,” Rooney is quoted as saying by The Sun.
“If he does come here, he’d be a great addition to the squad.
“I’d like to think we would work well together — but you’d have to ask the manager.
“There are a lot of forwards here already with myself, Welbeck, Chicharito and Berba is still here.
“So there are a lot of forwards fighting for a place here.”
Rooney went on to admit that winning the Premier League title back was the number one priority this season.
“It’s a good opportunity for us now to bounce back.
“This is our chance to show everyone we’re a good team and capable of winning the league. That’s obviously our aim this season,” he concluded.
By Gareth McKnight