Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Southgate Lets Horses Run Free for Three Lions

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Southgate Lets Horses Run Free for Three Lions

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MARCUS Rashford was told to 'be free' and 'express yourself' by Gareth Southgate before his man-of-the-match display for England against Costa Rica, according to team-mate Danny Welbeck.

The United forward has given his international manager a welcome selection headache ahead of the World Cup after an electric display in the No.10 role for the Three Lions on Thursday night.

Rashford produced the moment of the game at Elland Road before the quarter of an hour mark with a stunning 25-yard thunderbolt past Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

Having been booed as his name was read out before kick-off - clearly there were a number of Leeds fans in attendance - Rashford left the field to resounding cheers at fulltime.

And Welbeck has revealed just what Southgate told Rashford in the dressing room pre-match. …

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