Big-name TV pundit: 'Wayne Rooney had his best game of the season'
By Tony Hughes
Wayne Rooney produced his best performance of the season in England’s 2-0 win over France, according to Paul Scholes.
The Manchester United legend was impressed by his former team-mate’s display in a No10 role behind Harry Kane.
Rooney doubled England’s advantage by smartly volleying in Raheem Sterling’s pinpoint cross early in the second half after Delle Alli had broken the deadlock before the break.
Asked if there should be a place for the country’s record scorer in the team, Scholes said: “There has to be a place for him. I think he has showed that tonight with probably his best performance of the season.
“His passing was brilliant, his movement was good and he looked a real goal threat tonight. I think that No10 position is his best position.”
Scholes admitted that Rooney had been more impressive than in his underwhelming recent displays for Manchester United.
“He looked a little bit sharper than he has done,” observed the former England midfielder. “He has had a nice week’s break, he didn’t play against Spain, obviously [on Friday]. Maybe that’s done him the world of good and hopefully he will go back to Manchester United with a bit of confidence.”