Rooney was ineffective from the left wing for England last night as they suffered opening game heartache at the hands of Italy.
The pressure is now really on England to get something against Uruguay next Thursday with defeat set to knock them out of the World Cup.
“I don’t blame Wayne one little bit but he was played in three different positions,” Scholes wrote.
“He’s without a doubt England’s best goalscorer (his record in qualifying showed that: seven goals).
“But he was played on the left, played on the right, then in the centre.
“Where’s the confidence in Wayne to say: ‘You’re our main player. You’re our centre forward.’ If he plays there, he scores goals.
“Wayne will play anywhere he’s asked. He’s not a moaner or a sulker but it was glaringly obviously there was a massive problem down that left-hand side against Italy.”