RUSTENBURG (South Africa) (AFP) Wayne Rooney has put the boot into Englands World Cup critics and insisted he has seen nothing in South Africa that Fabio Capellos squad need fear. At the minute Ive not seen anyone we should be afraid of, Rooney told reporters at Englands training camp on Wednesday. To be honest all the games Ive watched so far have not been that exciting. I hope they get more exciting. Rooney did concede that he had been impressed by Germanys 4-0 demolition of Australia but he was scathing about Franz Beckenbauers dismissal of Englands performance in a 1-1 draw with the United States as a step back to the dark ages of kick and rush football. That is his opinion and he is entitled to it, Rooney said. But we dont listen to what he has to say. We certainly dont play kick and rush and we dont take any notice of his comments. Rooney also rejected suggestions emanating from the American camp that England had been paralysed by fear in their opening match. What did they have? Two or three shots on goal from distance and one good chance? I dont think there was any fear for them. We didnt get the win but we took the game to them and certainly didnt play with fear. We started the game really well and overall I think we deserved to win. Unfortunately we didnt but now we look forward to the second game on Friday (against Algeria) and Im sure we will take three points. We wanted a win but a draw was not the worst result and it gives us something to move on from. Rooney plundered 33 goals for Manchester United in the just-finished season, most of them in matches in which he was deployed as a lone striker with two wingers operating on the flanks. Against the United States, Rooney was partnered with Emile Heskey and, as his frustration grew during the match, was seen foraging deeper and deeper in search of possession. Inevitably, there has been speculation that Rooney would prefer to be played in the role in which he has just enjoyed his best season at club level, but he would not be drawn on the issue. I thought Emile and I caused problems to the US defence. We created chances for the team and that was important. If were picked again Im sure we will cause problems for the Algeria defence, he said. Having failed to find the net in Germany four years ago, where he was less than fully fit following an accelerated rehabilitation from a broken metatarsal bone, Rooney is still waiting for his first World Cup goal. But he denied feeling any pressure to break his duck on footballs biggest stage. Not at all, he said. Weve got players in the team who can score goals. For us to do well, I need to play better than I did and to score goals. But I dont feel under extra pressure. If we win the next two games Ill be happy. Im not worried. If I dont score in the next game Ill just keep working until I do. Rooneys preparation for this tournament was hampered by the after effects of an injury he suffered in a match against Bayern Munich which resulted in Manchester United going out of the Champions League. He now claims to be back in the kind of shape he was in during a mid-season purple patch with the only problem he has encountered in South Africa getting used to the new balls being used in the tournament. Were getting used to the ball, finally, he said. Its a nightmare for goalkeepers, but its an advantage for forwards to get the shots off.