DAVID WOODS COLUMN: Roy Hodgson WILL be watching Marcus Rashford… and England look good

Much is made of youngsters playing without fear but, in truth, you sense all of the above are playing on instinct without to much thought or introspection.

Over the last few seasons, United and England skipper Wayne Rooney has seemed like he has the weight of the world, never mind the country, on his shoulders.

He has appeared a man burdened, someone not enjoying the game anywhere like he used to and his form has suffered as a consequence.

That’s why you have to support Matt Le Tissier’s claim in Starsport this week that Kane should start for England in France, and Rooney be consigned to the bench.

Hodgson would need to be brave to do it.

But with this being a make or break tournament for him, he should have the balls to do it.

These are thrilling times for England, although, of course, a couple of poor results against Germany and Holland and the usual depression about the nation’s prospect will set in again.

But maybe for once these young Lions are ready to roar.

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