Rashford teammates full of praise

Marcus Rashford's England teammates have heaped praise on the young striker after his remarkable debut on the international stage.

The 18-year-old became England's youngest debut goalscorer when he found the net after only 138 seconds into this first international match in Friday night's friendly against Australia.

The goal will go a long way towards securing the Manchester United player's place in Roy Hodgson's final Euro 2016 squad.

His teammate at the Red Devils, and stand-in England captain, Chris Smalling said after the match that Rashford's achievement came as little surprise to the England squad, who have all appreciated the debutant's first Premiership season.

"I was so happy for him," Chris Smalling told reporters after the match.

"I think nobody is surprised at him any more (given) the fact he has hit the ground running with obviously United and (Friday night). I think a lot of the lads have been very impressed with him in training because he has been that threat and his finishing has been quality.

"I don't think any of us were surprised and it's great to see him just keep kicking on from each stage he has been doing this season."

Everton's John Stones also had plenty of words of praise for Rashford.

"I just said to the other guys there that for such a young lad to score on his debut, he took it so well," he said.

"He has just been so calm and cool about it in the changing room, which for such a young lad it's hard to get your head around.

"We're all over the moon for him," he added.

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