We targeted Arsenal's small players, reveals Rooney as Van Persie rises highest to close gap on Gunners

Wayne Rooney revealed that Manchester United targeted Arsenal from set pieces to exploit their height advantage in the 1-0 victory at Old Trafford.Rooney’s corner set up former Gunners striker Robin van Persie, whose first-half header proved to be the winner against an Arsenal side who suffered their third defeat from their last six matches.Man of the match Rooney told Sky Sports 1: 'We knew we’d have to win today at all costs. I think we defended really well and thankfully Robin got the three points and we got the three points, and I think it was a great effort from everyone.' Rising highest: Robin van Persie's header from a corner looped over Wojciech Szczesny and Keiran Gibbs into the far corner Key moment: Arsenal's players can only watch as the Dutchman's header nestles in the top corner Big goal: Robin van Persie's header gave Manchester United all three points in their clash with Arsenal Chelsea’s home draw on Saturday was followed within 24 hours by shock defeats for Tot



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