Old Trafford starlet backs his club team-mate.
Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck has back team-mate Rio Ferdinand to return to the England squad.
The 20-year-old, is hoping to make his competitive international debut against Montenegro on Friday but insists Ferdinad is “a Rolls-Royce of a defender” .
The former England captain has been left out of the squad following a string of injuries and doubts have been raised about whether he will return.
“We all know what capabilities he’s got – he’s a Rolls-Royce of a defender,” Welbeck said. It’s wrong to write him off. We all know the ability he’s got.”
Welbeck though us focusing on his role and would relish the chance to partner another United colleague, Wayne Rooney, in a Three Lions shirt.
“He’s been on fire, he has started the season scoring goals and creating goals,” Welbeck added.
“To be training with him every day is a bonus and I’m going to learn from him.
“He’s a great guy to go to for advice, he’s always talking to you during training and it’s been really beneficial.
“Because we’ve been training together for a couple of years now it would work (as a partnership for England).”
England need just a point against Montenegro to ensure a place in next summer’s Euro finals in Poland and Ukraine.
But Welbeck feels England should approach the game in a positive manner and go searching for the win.
The youngster was also asked if he had seen any cliques in the national squad – as Paul Scholes had mentioned – but Welbeck says this is untrue.
“I don’t think it would be right to go to Montenegro and play for a point, our aim is to win every game we go into and I don’t see why we can’t do that,” he said.
“I’ve not felt any cliques yet, hopefully I don’t. I’m good friends with Andy (Carroll) and Micah Richards. All the lads are great, it’s a great set-up in the camp.”