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England announce squad for summer tour of Australia

England have named Manu Tuilagi and Owen Farrell in their squad for the tour to Australia despite both players suffering injuries on club duty on Saturday.

Kane impressed by 'outstanding' Rashford

Marcus Rashford is English football's brightest young talent. Credit: PA

Harry Kane has been as blown away as anyone by Marcus Rashford's emergence and cannot wait to see the England new boy's ability up close.

The stand-out news in Monday's delayed squad announcement was Roy Hodgson's decision to select the 18-year-old striker, less than three months after making his Manchester United debut.

"He's been outstanding," Kane said. "Full credit to him, he deserves his place.

"He's young, he's come in and shown no fear of playing on the big stage and he's just expressed himself.

"He's not been fazed by playing in the Premier League and hopefully he can take that onto the international stage.

"We are looking forward to meeting him when he reports next week, seeing his ability.

"He's shown - the back end of the season - that he can score goals and he's a real talent."

Rashford's arrival is delayed by Manchester United's place in the FA Cup final, ruling him out Sunday's friendly against Turkey (live on ITV).


Gabriel Clarke and John Cross reflect on England squad

ITV's Gabriel Clarke and John Cross, Chief Football writer for the Mirror, reflect on Roy Hodgson's England squad announcement.

Man Utd's teenage sensation Marcus Rashford was the surprise inclusion in the provisional squad of 26 as Jack Wilshere and Andros Townsend also got the nod.

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Man Utd defender hoping to play a big part for England at Euro 2016

Chris Smalling's Manchester United form makes the defender confident of playing a key part for England this summer.

The 26-year-old has been one of the bright spots in a topsy-turvy campaign at Old Trafford, providing serious competition to David de Gea for United's player of the year award.

Chris Smalling has been in good form this season. Credit: PA

The United defender has come a long way since his only previous major international tournament two years ago, when he only managed to feature in the World Cup dead-rubber against Costa Rica.

Smalling was forced to play the "passenger" role he wanted to avoid in Brazil, but believes the trip to France will be different.

"I have bigger expectations this time," Smalling said. "Very much so. Hopefully I will be coming off a full season and one where I felt I contributed.

"I feel I have put my name right at the forefront and after playing the last two England games I hope I can keep that shirt and carry on my good form into the summer.

"I fully expect to be a part of it if I can keep this up because club form will get you a starting place."

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