The Liverpool midfielder, who has been superb since his running style was criticised by Scholes' former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, has become an integral part of the national squad despite having won just eight caps.
But Scholes, writing for his Paddy Power blog, insists: "Henderson is a diamond of a lad who's best described as "workmanlike". He's a player others appreciate having around them on the pitch.
"He'll sacrifice himself for the attacking talent in a team like Liverpool. I'm not sure he's what you call "world class", but Henderson could be key to England controlling the ball and using it effectively."
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