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Rooney tipped to have key role

Robin van Persie's form this season has left Wayne Rooney in the shade.

robin-van-persieWayne Rooney has been challenged to emerge from Robin van Persie's shadow this weekend when Manchester United face Tottenham on Sunday.

The former Everton striker is expected to start alongside the prolific Dutchman against Spurs, having returned from a knee injury in the midweek FA Cup replay victory over West Ham United.
I do think Wayne is going to be a force to be reckoned with in these final few months of the season.Dwight Yorke
Rooney, 6.00 to open the scoring against Spurs, has been forced to play second fiddle for much of the season, van Persie's 21 goals helping Sir Alex Ferguson's side to the top of the Premier League table. United are 1.28 to win the title this season.
The England forward is reconciled to a slightly deeper role in United's attacking line-up to accommodate both men and not leave the Red Devils so open to counter-attacks.
Rooney, however, has notched ten goals this season and former United striker Dwight Yorke believes the time is right for him to step up a few more levels.
The 1999 Treble-winning frontman insists: "Wayne hasn't lived up to expectations for one reason or another this season. United need him to come back to scoring regularly to back up RVP and Chicharito.
"I do think he is going to be a force to be reckoned with in these final few months of the season."
The Red Devils are toying with the idea of assigning Antonio Valencia a man-marking job on Spurs flyer Gareth Bale, but Tom Cleverley could also be trusted with the responsibility.
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