Rooney not to blame - Van Persie

Manchester United and Netherlands striker Robin van Persie says his club strike partner Wayne Rooney is not to blame for England's World Cup demise.

Costa Rica's 1-0 win over Italy on Friday condemned Roy Hodgson's men to an early group stage exit following England's 2-1 defeat by Uruguay the previous evening.

But Van Persie, whose Dutch side are already through to the knockout phase, believes that despite being under massive pressure, Rooney has done "very well" in Brazil.

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