FA Cup: Everton boss David Moyes thinks Ross Barkley can be new Wayne Rooney

Last Updated: 07/01/13 9:27am

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Ross Barkley: David Moyes has no doubts about the youngster's ability

Ross Barkley: David Moyes has no doubts about the youngster's ability

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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."

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