Report: Marcus Rashford is actually England's fastest player at the World Cup, he's even beating Saka
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Report: Marcus Rashford is actually England's fastest player at the World Cup, he's even beating Saka

England’s fastest player at the World Cup has been revealed, but unfortunately for Arsenal fans, it’s not Bukayo Saka – it’s actually Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford.

The Three Lions are through to the knockout stages of the World Cup and are set to face Senegal. That will surely be a tricky game, and Gareth Southgate has multiple difficult decisions to make.

So, who among Saka, Rashford, Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden will miss out? Perhaps the slowest one!

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Manchester United star Marcus Rashford is England’s fastest player at the World Cup, not Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka

As Southgate considers all his options ahead of the game against Senegal, The Telegraph have revealed some key stats of England’s players from the group stages.

Saka was the star of the show in the opener against Iran, where he scored twice. Rashford impressed in that game too, but the Manchester United man’s best display came against Wales on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old scored twice and was almost unplayable at times. He looked so quick, and many wondered during the game if he’s England’s fastest player at the World Cup. The answer is yes.

Rashford top speed in Qatar so far is an impressive 34.2 km/h. If you’re an Arsenal fan, you must be thinking Saka is the second fastest, but there are two others ahead of him.

Foden has clocked a top speed of 33.6 km/h, while Sterling boasts a figure of 32.7 km/h. Saka comes fourth with a high speed of 32.3 km/h, which, to be fair to him, is still very fast.

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Arsenal reportedly wanted to sign Rashford last summer

Manchester United’s poor form over the last two years has made many in England forget how good a player Rashford really is. Some fans of the Old Trafford club even wanted him gone at one point, and that gave rise to a ton of speculation.

90min revealed before the end of last season that Arsenal, Newcastle United, West Ham and Atletico Madrid are all keeping an eye on Rashford, who entered the final year of his contract in July.

Manchester United have an option to extend his deal by another year when it expires this summer, but it does seem likely that the Englishman will commit his future to his boyhood club.

If he doesn’t, we’re sure plenty of top clubs across Europe will be interested in his services – possibly even Arsenal, who need another top-class winger.

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