Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern are hoping for an exciting summer as they follow England at Euro 2016, with one of their newest stars potentially taking centre-stage.
Marcus Rashford was the headline maker this week after Roy Hodgson selected the teenager for his 23-man squad to take to the European Championships, after the Manchester United forward netted the opening goal on his debut against Australia.
Rashford’s involvement adds a wealth of excitement to England’s squad, which hasn’t been seen since a certain Wayne Rooney broke into the picture at Euro 2004, and The Daily Express quotes football legend Pele as giving Rashford a boost ahead of the tournament.
“I haven’t seen (Rashford) play yet but I know him by name because everybody talks about him. I wish him the same luck that I had in my life. In my time I didn’t have so many pressures with all the TV, the radio the communications. But now there is a big pressure.”
“But if he has a good support from the team I think he has to have confidence and trust himself. Today it doesn’t matter about age. It is important to be prepared. But never, never, never be afraid. Don’t be afraid.”
Pele himself broke onto the international stage at an early age, scoring for Brazil in the 1958 World Cup final aged just 17, and England supporters will be hoping for a similar story this summer.
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