Scholes: Wilshere England’s best


Wilshere impressed in the Three Lions' Euro 2016 qualifying wins over San Marino and Estonia - earning praise from Scholes, who has previously criticised the 22-year-old for failing to hit his potential.

“I thought Jack Wilshere had two very good games for England during the last week,” Scholes 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.”

The 39-year-old added: “The quality of some of those passes into Wayne Rooney in Estonia was very high.

“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.”

Scholes retired in July last year after earning 66 caps and making 696 outings for the Red Devils.