Wayne Rooney on former Manchester United team-mate Danny Welbeck

Welbeck & Bonucci England vs Italy Euro 2012

Danny Welbeck scored twice for England last night.

For 57 minutes against Slovenia last night England simply did not look bothered. No pace, no urgency, no quality. Quite frankly the first-half was perhaps the most boring performance of football seen in many a year.

But one Jordan Henderson, who did not have the best day at the office, scored an own goal, England were kicked into life.

Wayne Rooney, captain fantastic on his 100th cap, got them back in the game. His mazy run saw Bostjan Cesar commit a silly foul. Rooney stepped up and blasted the ball past the intimidating Samir Handanovic for 1-1.

But the next two goals came from Rooney's strike partner, and former team-mate at Manchester United.

Eyebrows were raised on both sides of the fence when Arsenal signed Danny Welbeck from Manchester United for £16 million on transfer deadline day.

United had signed Radamel Falcao and Louis van Gaal was clearly not a fan of the pacey forward, Arsene Wenger was more than happy to snap him up.

Since then he has been a hit at Arsenal, scoring goals and posing a constant threat with his wicked pace.

Yesterday he scored the goals that secured victory for England, taking his goal tally for the season to 10 in 20.

After the game, Rooney, both captain for England and Manchester United, had only fine words to say of a player he will take on this weekend:

“Danny Welbeck doesn’t have anything to prove. He’s getting better with every goal and every game, he deserves all the credit. We have a winning mentality at the minute.”

Rooney will be hoping Welbeck does not outshine him again a week today, when Arsenal and Manchester United go head-to head in the Premier League.

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