There are always critics who like to predict doom and gloom – and no club attracts more jealous jibes than Manchester United. That is why it was no surprise that so called experts were quick to jump on the band wagon of predicting that Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie could not prosper in the same team.

For all those doubters out there, tonight’s brilliant matchwinning goal in Cluj, served up by Rooney and deliciously turned home by RVP, was a sure sign of things to come.

Rooney was outstanding when he came off the bench in the second half of Sunday’s defeat by Spurs. And he was immense again in the Champions League group match in Romania that saw RVP score both goals in a 2-1 win.

Meanwhile, the Dutchman has already scored seven goals in seven starts.

Followers of my blog will know I predicted over a month ago that Rooney and van Persie “will be terrorising the Premier League long before the end of the season” and will form an irresistible trio with Shinji Kagawa.