Henderson backs Rashford's rise to continue in Euro Finals

Friday 27 May 2016
Rashford mobbed

Jordan Henderson reckons Marcus Rashford has got everything he needs to become a major star for club and country.

Teenager Rashford took just 138 seconds and four touches to open his account for the Three Lions on his senior international debut.

His strike against Australia was the latest highlight in a remarkable season after he finished the domestic campaign with eight goals having only broken into the Manchester United team three months ago.  

England 2-1 Australia

International Friendly
Friday 27 May 2016
Stadium of Light, Sunderland
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And Liverpool captain Henderson claims the 18-year-old has a huge future ahead of him. He said: "It’s incredible really isn’t it? 

"It reflects the season he’s had – he’s got no fear and wants the ball all the time in behind and it was a great finish from him tonight.

"Marcus is good on the ball, he’s got good movement, his finishing is very good for a young lad – he’s got everything. 

"He needs to continue to work hard and I’m sure he will do. He’ll be a very big player for Manchester United and England."

A second-half strike from Wayne Rooney doubled the hosts’ lead before and an own goal from Eric Dier gave Australia a consolation goal 15 minutes from the end.

But it was Rashford’s night and the youngster’s performance leaves England boss Roy Hodgson with an interesting choice to make on Tuesday, when he must confirm his final 23-man squad for Euro 2016.

Henderson added: "Marcus made an impact tonight on his debut so I don’t think he’ll fear anything. 

"Given the opportunity I’m sure he’ll do very well but that’s up to the manager."

By FA Staff