England vs Costa Rica: Rashford, Welbeck seal win for Three Lions

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A sublime goal, the man-of-the-match award, a confident "swagger" and the widespread backing of television and radio pundits.

Danny Welbeck has taken a thinly-veiled swipe at Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho by claiming that Marcus Rashford is free to "express himself" when on global duty with England.

The betting markets have reacted after impressive displays in the final pre-tournament friendly leave Gareth Southgate big decisions to make about who starts for England against Tunisia. "And I feel good, so hopefully when the first game comes, I will be raring to go". "It is obviously hard to think like that straight after it, but it was good that I got some time with my family just to switch off and refocus on the World Cup".

"Southgate can not afford to be so cut-throat and ruthless and Rashford is clearly benefiting".

Everton, Newcastle United and Leicester City are reportedly interested in signing Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford on a loan deal.

"I'm probably going to try and watch my son play cricket at some point and then I am just going to be at home with the family".

"We made 10 changes and maintained the momentum with what we are doing". He is a wonderful striker of the ball from distance.

"We have got great competition for places throughout the team - you saw that tonight". Principal among them was the scorer of the first goal, Marcus Rashford.

"I think he's been a little bit harshly treated, dipping in and out of the team has not helped him", said Sharpe. Whisper it, but there is a sense of happiness around the national team that has been conspicuously absent under previous regimes. But three players in particular might have played unexpectedly their way into Southgate's starting eleven. "He is still filling out - we sometimes forget how old he is", added Southgate.

What did the pundits say?

However, Navas, fresh off his third consecutive Champions League title with Real Madrid, was completely caught out moments later as Rashford unleashed a powerful drive from 25 yards that dipped perfectly over him and into the top corner for his third worldwide goal. He does it with an end product, which is the difference.

"Every morning it just gives you a different goal in life".

"Even though Rashford is younger, he's more consistent". Is Rashford on form? He got half a yard and bang. He has not partnered Harry Kane in the 352 formation yet.

"Everything he did he did well". He gave us all a week off after our last games of the season and I think that was important.

Ex-England boss Glenn Hoddle, speaking on ITV: "It's really given Gareth a nice headache for the opening game".

"I don't see why it should be overly mental".

Phil Neville wants more players to stake their claim for a place in his England Women's squad.

He has got a lot of that youthful enthusiasm.

We've a sneaking suspicion this won't go down too well with Manchester United supporters. Marcus has the qualities to have an impact on every single game.

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