The notion of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney being any sort of a partnership is a dying one, dissipating with every new jaw-dropping stat that is produced on the pair’s activity.
Or lack thereof.
In last night’s 2-0 defeat at Olympiakos, the pair made just 5 passes between each other, four of which were from Rooney to RVP, and 3 of which came straight from kick-off.
Which means RVP – who told Dutch TV of his discontentment with his positioning, – made just 1 pass to Rooney throughout the 90 minutes, as the pass map below shows.
On the plus side, the pass was a success, meaning RVP had a 100% pass completion ratio to Wayne Rooney.