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Defoe always confident of England success with Man Utd striker Rooney

Tottenham striker Jermain Defoe says Friday's success proved he can play with Manchester United ace Wayne Rooney.

The pair came together to dismantle Bulgaria in England's 4-0 triumph.

"I think it takes time," the Spurs striker explained. "I don't think I've started that many games with him but the more games you start together the better the partnership becomes.

"But everything just seemed to connect on Friday night and I for one believe the more we play together the better the partnership will become."

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