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'Top quality': Marcus Rashford says Arsenal 24-year-old has been absolutely 'unbelievable' at the World Cup
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'Top quality': Marcus Rashford says Arsenal 24-year-old has been absolutely 'unbelievable' at the World Cup

Marcus Rashford has lavished praise on England goalkeeping duo Aaron Ramsdale and Nick Pope.

On England’s official YouTube channel, Rashford said his favourite drills are shooting ones and it was put to him that he has a shot that no goalkeeper in the squad wants to face.

Rashford said he wanted to take the time to praise Ramsdale and Pope, who are first choice at Arsenal and Newcastle respectively, but have not played a minute of football in Qatar.

He said they have been professional every single day and that only helps the squad as they go in pursuit of a first World Cup win since 1966.

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Rashford on Ramsdale and Pope

Rashford made a point of speaking about the backup goalkeepers, saying: “I just want to touch on that actually. The keepers have been top quality.

“It’s obviously only one of them that can play and the other two lads have been unbelievable. They’ve always given it 100 per cent in training and they’ve always put their bodies on the line every single day in training.

“It’s been fantastic to have that type of professionalism around us.”

24-year-old Ramsdale will hope that he can go on and become the number one for England in the years to come, but Jordan Pickford still has plenty of time ahead and has never let England down.

There will be many Newcastle fans who think Pope should be England number one and there is always that rivalry with former Sunderland man Pickford.

But on Saturday against France, Pickford will be the man trying to keep Kylian Mbappe and co quiet, with Pope and Ramsdale playing a vital role in training in terms of getting him ready.

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