FA Cup: Everton boss David Moyes thinks Ross Barkley can be new Wayne Rooney
Last Updated: January 7, 2013 9:27am
Ross Barkley: David Moyes has no doubts about the youngster's ability
David Moyes has tipped Ross Barkley to follow Wayne Rooney into the England team ahead of throwing the teenager into Everton's potential FA Cup banana skin at Cheltenham.
The 19-year-old midfielder is set to start Monday night's third round tie, where Everton will aim to avoid a giant-killing, and it will be a chance for him to prove his ability.
But Moyes has no doubts about Barkley's skill and thinks it is only a matter of time before the youngster replicates the rise to stardom of former Everton sensation Rooney.
"We have to remember Ross is a young boy and we're bringing him on," said Moyes in the Daily Mirror.
"He missed a bit of football but I will continue to edge him nearer to our first team.
"The boy is going to be a very good player, and I have always thought he will play for England but we must be wary."