Wilkins was speaking to Absolute Radio's Ian Wright about the England ace.
He said: " ... you know, it was wonderful to see Rooney play the Scholes role the other night. I thought he was absolutely outstanding by the way, and that's where he'll end up, he'll drop back in there. As Scholesy did, he played forward areas for a while, and then came back and played in the midfield.
"No, I think him and van Persie seem to have this almost telepathic understanding whereby the movement's good, the passing's excellent, and, you know, van Persie's second goal was quite wonderful."
Wilkins was speaking to Absolute Radio's Ian Wright - listen to Ian every Saturday on 1215AM from 5pm. For more, visit absoluteradio.co.uk/football.