Brazil's Pele offers advice to teen Marcus Rashford ahead of Euro 2016: 'Never be afraid'

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Brazil footballing legend Pele has offered some words of advice to Marcus Rashford as the teen heads to France as part of England's Euro 2016 squad.

Rashford, 18, was recently named as part of the 23-man line-up, and became the youngest player to score on his England debut when he put one in the back of the net during a friendly against Australia last week.

Pele, who was only 16 when he was called up to play for his national team, said Rashford should have confidence in himself and his team.

"Today it doesn't matter about age," Pele, who won his first world cup in 1958 at the age of 19, told ITV News.

"The important [thing] is to be well prepared for the game. Never, never, never be afraid. Never."

Pele was speaking in London, where the Mall Galleries are exhibiting more than 2,000 of Pele's personal memorabilia which will go up for auction on 7 June.

Asked if he had a message for Manchester United player, Pele said of Rashford: "If he has good support from the team, I think he has to [have confidence] and trust himself."