Man United legend: Wilshere is England’s best

Posted on Oct 15 2014 - 10:46am by Staff Writer

Paul Scholes believes Jack Wilshere is England’s best player after turning a corner with Arsenal this season.

The 22-year-old who played in both of England’s two Euro 2016 qualifying wins over San Marino and Estonia, has been strongly criticised in recent months after several off field incidents surrounding his behaviour and attitude.

But, former Man United midfielder Paul Scholes believes that the young midfielder has turned a corner and has propelled himself to be England’s best player.

“I thought Jack Wilshere had two very good games for England during the last week,” he wrote in the Independent. “I would go one step further than that and say that, at the moment, Wilshere is England’s best player.

“The penny has dropped and he has added another dimension to his game. He has always been capable of that intricate passing game. Now he can play the ball long, too.”

Scholes also commented on the partnership between the Arsenal man and Wayne Rooney.

“The quality of some of those passes into Wayne Rooney in Estonia was very high,” he added.

“You cannot underestimate the importance of eye-contact between a midfielder and a striker in those situations. Wilshere mentioned it in one of the interviews that he gave and I would agree that it is critical.

“With the great forwards I played with, it was often the case that you did not need a call or a signal. Often, it was just a look and it was enough to know where they were going. Wilshere and Rooney seemed to have that.”