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Harry Kane needs time, says Manchester United star Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney has been impressed by Harry Kane's "sizzling form" but is wary that too much pressure may be mounting on the uncapped England striker.

Having started the season down the pecking order at Tottenham, the 21-year-old is now on the cusp of his senior debut for the national team.

Kane's incredible 29-goal haul in all competitions has captured the public's imagination and led to calls for him to start alongside Rooney in tonight's Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania.

"It is great to see a young English striker come through, scoring goals," Rooney said. "He is working hard for the team.

"He was scoring goals earlier in the season in the Europa League and not starting in the Premier League.

"Then he got his chance in the Premier League and he has taken it with both hands.

"He is still in his first season in the Premier League, so I think we should give him time, let him continue doing what he is doing. I think that is the best way to get the best out of him."

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