With Wayne Rooney suspended for the first two games of the Euros, Bryan Robson has claimed that Danny Welbeck would do a great job filling in for him before joining him as a strike partner this summer.
“I don’t think Danny would let anybody down,” said Robson. “He’s a real hard worker. He’s worked very hard over the last couple of years to develop his talent. He’s just started to score goals now and that will give him great confidence. The way Danny is playing for Manchester Untied at the moment, he wouldn’t let England down if Roy Hodgson does put him in the squad and ask Danny to fill in for Wayne at this moment in time.”
After coming out of retirement to play for United again, there have been more calls for Paul Scholes to come out of international retirement to play for England in Euro 2012, but Robson reckons this is unlikely.
“He’s probably the most talented in terms of vision and passing the ball,” said Robson. “Scholes has got great vision. He is the only one that can really answer that question though. I don’t know what Paul Scholes has got in his mind. He retired years ago. I don’t think it’s something which Scholes would probably take onboard after so many years out but there is only Paul who can answer that question.”
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