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United set to unleash Rooney, Van Persie on Cluj

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LONDON — Six weeks into the season, it may finally be time for Manchester United to unleash the mouthwatering strike partnership of Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney for the first time.

With Rooney fit after a month out injured, United manager Alex Ferguson has the luxury of partnering his top two strikers for Wednesday's Champions League match at Cluj.

Not only will the Romanian outsiders have to deal with two of the world's best players, they also have to face the wrath of a team desperate to make amends from a sloppy loss to Tottenham in the Premier League.

That 3-2 defeat showed United may have one of the most devastating strike-forces in Europe, but its defense is suspect without injured captain Nemanja Vidic.

Galatasaray hosts Braga also in Group H.