Reports suggest England manager Fabio Capello is considering pairing Manchester United duo of Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck in their key Euro Qualifier against Montenegro on Friday.
Rooney and Welbeck have combined to devastating effect for Man United, to the extent that Welbeck has partially managed to displace United's hero last season Javier Hernandez. The 20-year-old Englishman has already scored five goals, including two against FC Basel in the Champions League last week.
England need a point to seal their place in the Euro 2012 Finals at Austria and Switzerland next year, and Capello's urge to pair the United duo only strengthened after seeing their illuminating performance in the Champions League.
That competition (Champions League) is more like international football than the Premier League, said Capello. Scoring goals in these games is really, really important.
Welbeck has already made his international debut, in a friendly against Ghana in March, and was expected to start in the qualifier against Bulgaria last month before an hamstring injury ruled, during United's 8-2 win over Arsenal, ruled him out.
Fears of him losing momentum, due to the injury, was allayed when he returned to score against Basel. He has also brought out the best from Rooney so far this season and the 25-year-old has already scored nine goals so far this season.
It seems a mutually beneficial partnership and Welbeck was quick to admit that he was learning a lot from playing alongside Rooney.
He's (Rooney) been on fire, he has started the season scoring goals and creating goals. said Welbeck. 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).''