Rooney didn't start the game off very well, he was the one who opened the scoring for the Potters with an own goal.
But he soon made up for it by powerfully heading home a cross from Van Persie and when the Dutchman put United in front just before half time, it was Rooney who turned provider.
“Things are going well and our understanding is getting better all the time,” Van Persie told United’s official website.
“Everyone could see from day one that we were working well together. We like to play together and we help each other.
“Sometimes Wayne plays at the top, sometimes I do and then he drops in and then you have Danny coming in from the left sometimes too.
“I might also go out there for a few minutes in a game or Wazza does. I think it’s only the second or third time that we’ve played in this formation, but the main thing is we’ve had a good game and got three points.”