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."