England defender Harry Maguire believes Marcus Rashford has “shown he belongs on the big stage” during the World Cup.
Rashford, Manchester United attacker, has already scored three goals in Qatar.
He scored twice in England’s 3-0 win over Wales on Tuesday, his first start for Qatar after appearing as a substitute in the previous two matches.
Maguire, who captains Rashford at Manchester United, told reporters he is pleased with the 25-year-old.
“I am very happy for Marcus. He has really found his way again for United, and he is a great player for our club.
“I can’t speak highly enough of Marcus. He is a wonderful man and a great player. He showed that he belongs on this stage ”.
England reached the second round of the 2022 World Cup, emerging winner of Group B after beating Iran and Wales and drawing the United States of America.
The Three Lions will now play African champions Senegal in the round of 16 at the weekend.