Rooney gets Pele backing
Pele, who won the World Cup three times with Brazil, added: "He's a very exciting talent who shows maturity and composure beyond his young years."
"I just hope that Rooney is allowed to remain focussed on his performance and that the only pressure he has to carry is that which he puts upon himself.
"There is certainly a lot more pressure on a young player like Rooney than there was when I first played for Brazil.
"It is something Wayne will have to learn to cope with."