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Van Gaal was lost in translation

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"In Louis Van Gaal we have secured the services of one of the outstanding managers in the game today...His track record...makes him the perfect choice for us."

So said Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward two years ago.

The stentorian Dutchman left the sport this week on a bitter-sweet note.

Rashford’s rise no surprise for England boss Hodgson

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Roy Hodgson insisted Marcus Rashford's dream debut for England came as no surprise after the Manchester United sensation staked his claim for a Euro 2016 place with a record-breaking strike in a 2-1 win over Australia.

England manager Hodgson had claimed the world would be watching to see if Rashford could cope with the pressure of what amounted to a one-game audition for a place in his final 23-man squad for the Euros.

Rashford’s rise no surprise for England boss Hodgson

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Roy Hodgson insisted Marcus Rashford's dream debut for England came as no surprise after the Manchester United sensation staked his claim for a Euro 2016 place with a record-breaking strike in a 2-1 win over Australia.

England manager Hodgson had claimed the world would be watching to see if Rashford could cope with the pressure of what amounted to a one-game audition for a place in his final 23-man squad for the Euros.

Rashford’s dream debut boosts Euro bid

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Marcus Rashford made a bold claim for a place at Euro 2016 as the Manchester United sensation took just 135 seconds to became the youngest player to score on his England debut in Friday's 2-1 win against Australia.

Rashford's meteoric rise hit new heights when the teenage striker opened the scoring in the Euro 2016 warm-up with a clinical volley at the Stadium of Light.

Rashford’s dream debut boosts Euro bid

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Marcus Rashford made a bold claim for a place at Euro 2016 as the Manchester United sensation took just 135 seconds to became the youngest player to score on his England debut in Friday's 2-1 win against Australia.

Rashford's meteoric rise hit new heights when the teenage striker opened the scoring in the Euro 2016 warm-up with a clinical volley at the Stadium of Light.

Rashford becomes England’s third youngest goalscorer

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) Marcus Rashford became England's third youngest goalscorer as the teenage Manchester United striker netted after 135 seconds of his international debut against Australia on Friday.

Rashford's meteoric rise hit new heights at the Stadium of Light when he opened the scoring in the Euro 2016 warm-up with a cool volley from Raheem Sterling's deflected cross in the third minute.

Rashford faces Euro 2016 audition in Australia friendly

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) England manager Roy Hodgson has challenged Marcus Rashford to make his life difficult when the Manchester United sensation auditions for a Euro 2016 place in Friday's friendly against Australia.

Rashford has emerged as a late contender for a seat on the flight to France after a fine breakthrough season with United, but the 18-year-old has only one chance to convince Hodgson he is worthy of being included in the final 23-man squad.

Rashford faces Euro 2016 audition in Australia friendly

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) England manager Roy Hodgson has challenged Marcus Rashford to make his life difficult when the Manchester United sensation auditions for a Euro 2016 place in Friday's friendly against Australia.

Rashford has emerged as a late contender for a seat on the flight to France after a fine breakthrough season with United, but the 18-year-old has only one chance to convince Hodgson he is worthy of being included in the final 23-man squad.

New Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho: Tactics and Philosophy

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Jedinak wants to take out FA Cup frustrations on England

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London (AFP) Australia captain Mile Jedinak plans to take out his FA Cup final frustrations on England in Friday's friendly at the Stadium of Light.

Jedinak was given an extra day off before linking up with his Socceroos team-mates as he recovered from Crystal Palace's 2-1 defeat against Manchester United at Wembley last weekend.

Jedinak wants to take out FA Cup frustrations on England

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London (AFP) Australia captain Mile Jedinak plans to take out his FA Cup final frustrations on England in Friday's friendly at the Stadium of Light.

Jedinak was given an extra day off before linking up with his Socceroos team-mates as he recovered from Crystal Palace's 2-1 defeat against Manchester United at Wembley last weekend.

Jedinak wants to take out FA Cup frustrations on England

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London (AFP) Australia captain Mile Jedinak plans to take out his FA Cup final frustrations on England in Friday's friendly at the Stadium of Light.

Jedinak was given an extra day off before linking up with his Socceroos team-mates as he recovered from Crystal Palace's 2-1 defeat against Manchester United at Wembley last weekend.

Jedinak wants to take out FA Cup frustrations on England

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London (AFP) Australia captain Mile Jedinak plans to take out his FA Cup final frustrations on England in Friday's friendly at the Stadium of Light.

Jedinak was given an extra day off before linking up with his Socceroos team-mates as he recovered from Crystal Palace's 2-1 defeat against Manchester United at Wembley last weekend.

Video: Marcus Rashford in England training

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Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford has trained with England for the first time. The 18-year-old forward was at St George's Park for...

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Rashford faces Euro audition as decision time looms

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) England manager Roy Hodgson has challenged Marcus Rashford to make his life difficult when the Manchester United sensation auditions for a Euro 2016 place in Friday's friendly against Australia.

Rashford has emerged as a late contender for a seat on the flight to France after a fine breakthrough season with United, but the 18-year-old has only one chance to convince Hodgson he is worthy of being included in the final 23-man squad.

Rashford faces Euro audition as decision time looms

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Sunderland (United Kingdom) (AFP) England manager Roy Hodgson has challenged Marcus Rashford to make his life difficult when the Manchester United sensation auditions for a Euro 2016 place in Friday's friendly against Australia.

Rashford has emerged as a late contender for a seat on the flight to France after a fine breakthrough season with United, but the 18-year-old has only one chance to convince Hodgson he is worthy of being included in the final 23-man squad.

Manchester United’s treatment of Louis van Gaal is nothing short of a disgrace – and needs reviewing

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As the pressure grew on the encumbered Manchester United manager, with just the FA Cup offering the last vestiges of hope for any kind of salvation, pundits, fans and even former United players...

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Friendly: Dream Debut For Rashford As England Beat Australia 2-1 (Photos & Highlights)

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Marcus Rashford's dream season continued at the Stadium of Light on Friday night, with the Manchester United starlet scoring just two minutes and 19 seconds into his senior England debut. The goal, along with a second-half effort from sub Wayne Rooney helped the Three Lions to a 2-1 win in their penultimate friendly before EURO 2016.

VIDEO: Rashford scores two minutes in to England debut

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Marcus Rashford scored for England just two minutes and eight seconds in to his debut. He became the 108th graduate of the United youth team to represent England.

Video: Chelsea starlets on target in England U21 4-0 Paraguay U21

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Video: Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy score as England beat Turkey

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Video: Joe Hart, Danny Rose and Jamie Vardy discuss England 2-1 Turkey

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England players Joe Hart, Danny Rose and Jamie Vardy gave their reaction to yesterday's 2-1 win over Turkey after the final whistle. Manchester...

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EURO 2016

Euro 2016 Tickets: The most and the least expensive games to attend

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With domestic action completed for the season and just the Champions League final to play, all eyes are turning to Euro 2016 in what promises to be an exciting tournament in France.

Fans from all over the continent and further afield have been planning their itineraries meticulously over recent months – with much depending on access to tickets.

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge misses England training

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Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge missed what was due to be his first pre-Euro 2016 training session with England yesterday. The 26-year-old and...

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Tweets and Photos: Spurs stars on England 2-1 Turkey

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Good win from the lads today! Still plenty to work on but it's a positive start! Recover now for Friday!#ThreeLions pic.twitter.com/PfGXzp4vfd...

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Arsenal

Arsenal midfielder slams role under Wenger

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England international Jack Wilshere has criticised the wide role given to him by Arsene Wenger, claiming he should be played centrally in the Arsenal line-up. The 24 year-old started Sunday's match against Turkey at the Etihad, and has come under criticism for his unimpressive outing. Jack has now confirmed that he is struggling with matchsharpness, [.

Wilshere admits lack of fitness but likes new “hungry” England

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Arsenal's Jack Wilshere started England's 2-1 win over Turkey but only played an hour before being replaced by Jordan Henderson. He admitted that he still some way from being match fit and is hoping to come through a whole game unscathed to prove he should make the final 23-man squad for the Euros. But the [.

Jack Wilshere reacts to his England comeback

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Felt good to be back in the three lions shirt again, been way too long. Thanks to the fans for coming to support us... pic.twitter.com/0iv1zZUTXa...

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Arsenal star underperformed putting England place in doubt?

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Jack Wilshere has come under fire for his lacklustre appearance for England in yesterday's friendly win over Turkey. TheArsenal midfielder started the match at the Etihad alongside Eric Dier at the base of the midfield, but has come under fire for his lack of input. Wilshere was substituted half-way through the second-half for Liverpool's Jordan [.

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Ticketless fans expected to swarm France for Euro 2016, warn British police

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London (AFP) Around 250,000 British fans will travel to France for Euro 2016 without tickets for matches, British police warned on Tuesday.

Security at the European Championships was already being ramped up after the recent terrorist attacks in France and the prospect of supporters of England, Wales and Northern Ireland swarming into the country without access to the games creates more potential for trouble.

Ticketless fans expected to swarm France for Euro 2016, warn British police

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London (AFP) Around 250,000 British fans will travel to France for Euro 2016 without tickets for matches, British police warned on Tuesday.

Security at the European Championships was already being ramped up after the recent terrorist attacks in France and the prospect of supporters of England, Wales and Northern Ireland swarming into the country without access to the games creates more potential for trouble.

England manager Hodgson says Vardy may have to wing it

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) England manager Roy Hodgson defended his decision to deploy Jamie Vardy in a wide role after the Leicester City striker struck the winner in a 2-1 success against Turkey.

Vardy scored 24 goals from a central role to fire Leicester to Premier League glory this season, only to find himself lining up on the left flank in a 4-3-3 formation in Sunday's Euro 2016 warm-up match at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium.

England manager Hodgson says Vardy may have to wing it

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) England manager Roy Hodgson defended his decision to deploy Jamie Vardy in a wide role after the Leicester City striker struck the winner in a 2-1 success against Turkey.

Vardy scored 24 goals from a central role to fire Leicester to Premier League glory this season, only to find himself lining up on the left flank in a 4-3-3 formation in Sunday's Euro 2016 warm-up match at Manchester City's Etihad Stadium.

England’s Vardy misses Euro 2016 warm-up to get married

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London (AFP) Jamie Vardy is to skip England's final friendly before manager Roy Hodgson puts the finishing touches to his Euro 2016 squad in order to get married.

The 29-year-old striker, who enjoyed a remarkable campaign for Leicester City, inspiring their run to the Premier League title, was on the mark for his country for the third straight game in Sunday's 2-1 friendly win over Turkey.

England’s Vardy misses Euro 2016 warm-up to get married

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London (AFP) Jamie Vardy is to skip England's final friendly before manager Roy Hodgson puts the finishing touches to his Euro 2016 squad in order to get married.

The 29-year-old striker, who enjoyed a remarkable campaign for Leicester City, inspiring their run to the Premier League title, was on the mark for his country for the third straight game in Sunday's 2-1 friendly win over Turkey.

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Close But Not Enough : Turkey lost to England 2-1 !

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England and Turkey began their Euro 2016 preparations with a hard-fought match...


The 44,866 in Manchester saw a competitive encounter, with Jamie Vardy's close-range strike sealing a 2-1 success.

The friendly was far tougher than it had looked like being when the hosts raced into a third-minute lead, with Dele Alli's quick feet putting Harry Kane through to slot home, with the assistant failing to flag for a clear offside against the Tottenham striker.

Vardy atones for Kane miss as England edge Turkey

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Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Jamie Vardy spared Harry Kane's blushes with a late winner as England edged Turkey 2-1 in their first Euro 2016 warm-up match at Manchester's Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Kane opened the scoring in the third minute, but then clipped the post with a 72nd-minute penalty, won by Vardy, after Hakan Calhanoglu had equalised to score Turkey's first goal against England in the teams' 11th meeting.

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CONFIRMED: Rashford to make his England debut tonight

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Marcus Rashford has been confirmed as a starter in the England team to play against Australia this evening. Rashford only made his United debut three months ago, and now he is being ripped to go to the European Championships with England. His chances have been boosted by the injuries to Danny Welbeck and Daniel Sturridge.

Gary Cahill New England Leader?

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It seems like just yesterday England was littered with defensive choices that included John Terry, Rio Ferdinand and others, whilst the likes of Gary Cahill sat as a prospect vying to one day take their place. That day is here. The Chelsea defender has been a regular for both his English Premier League side Chelsea, and country, England.

Photo: Did Danny Rose sh*t himself during England vs Turkey?

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Did Tottenham Hotspur left-back Danny Rose poo his pants during yesterday's international friendly against Turkey? That's the verdict...

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