The 28-year-old forward was named as Steven Gerrard’s successor last week and skippered the Three Lions to a 1-0 victory over Norway on Wednesday, scoring the winning goal at Wembley.
Arsenal youngster Wilshere started alongside Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson in midfield, with the pair earmarked as long-term successors to Gerrard and Frank Lampard at the heart of the England side.
And the Gunners forward, 22, revealed that he has always looked up to England’s new captain Rooney, who has scored 41 goals in 96 appearances for his country.
“Even before he was captain, he was always someone I looked up to,” Wilshere said.
“He is a leader, a big person in the team and he’s not scared to tell you when you’re doing wrong, or doing right.
“He’s the standout choice for me to lead this young team. He’s vocal and puts his arm round us youngsters.”
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