Rooney has long been regarded as England's talisman but Young is fast assuming a similar mantle having scored five goals in his last seven internationals and having a hand in more than half of England's last 20 goals.
"I am feeling confident on the back of a few goals and assists," Young said.
"There has been a lot talked about what I have to do in that role just off the striker.
"A lot of emphasis has been put on me. I thrive on the pressure. I enjoy it.
"It is an opportunity to run at defenders. That is what I am there to do. There is no better feeling when I do that."