Man Utd ace Rooney: Arsenal's Wilshere just like Gazza

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has likened Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere to Paul Gascoigne. Rooney admits he grew up idolising Gazza.

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has likened Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere to Paul Gascoigne.

Rooney admits he grew up idolising Gazza.

Rooney said: “The way Jack Wilshere runs with the ball and gets at opponents is the closest thing I’ve seen to Gazza.

“Jack is a lot quicker and a lot stronger than people realise.

“And it was great to see such a young player coming in against a team like Brazil on Wednesday night and putting in a performance like he did this week when we won 2-1. Any time you beat Brazil it’s a great result and we are all delighted with the win and the performance."

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