Depay has arrived at Old Trafford determined to replicate the form that resulted in 22 goals for PSV Eindhoven last season, and earn a ??25m move to United.
The 21-year-old impressed during his new team???s 1-0 victory over Club America in Seattle on Saturday
And the Dutchman was full of praise for Rooney after the match at CenturyLink Field.
“Wayne coached me a lot through the game and talked to me about which position I should take and when to defend,” Depay said.
“We have to form a duo and I have the right feeling with him. It’s an honour to play with such a legend like Wazza.”
While United are currently bereft of options in attack after the departure of Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao, manager Louis van Gaal may give Javier Hernandez an opportunity to lead the line this season.
Hernandez spent last season on loan at Real Madrid, and Van Gaal has challenged the player to show his worth.
“He can prove himself again and now Falcao and Van Persie are gone, his chances are better,” Van Gaal said.