Defiant Man Utd star Marcus Rashford fires World Cup promise to England fans after France quarter-final heartbreak
MARCUS RASHFORD has vowed England “will come again” after last night’s World Cup heartbreak.
The Manchester United ace came off the bench as the Three Lions went down 2-1 to reigning champions France in the quarter-finals.
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Rashford replaced Phil Foden for the final five minutes, and came close to scoring a stunning equaliser with a free-kick that skimmed the roof of the net in stoppage time.
The 25-year-old was superb in Qatar, and was the Three Lions’ joint top scorer with Bukayo Saka on three goals.
Taking to social media the morning after the defeat, Rashford thanked fans for their support and vowed that England will return better than ever.
He wrote on Twitter: “The last few weeks have been a rollercoaster of emotions, each and every one of our team gave everything we had to be ready for what was thrown at us, we got close, but not close enough.
“I’ll make a promise that we will come again!
“Thank you for the unconditional support.”
Rashford has enjoyed a resurgence this season for the Red Devils after a difficult last campaign.
The forward carried that form with him into the World Cup, although the 3-0 win over Wales in the final group game was his only start of the tournament.
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The Old Trafford ace came off the bench in all four of England’s other games.
A number of England stars posted messages on social media after their quarter-final heartbreak.
Harry Maguire wrote: “Last night hurt. Absolutely gutted. Special thanks to Gareth and you amazing fans who kept belief in me.
“I love my country and I hope we made you proud.”
While skipper Harry Kane said on Twitter: “Absolutely gutted. We’ve given it everything and it’s come down to a small detail which I take responsibility for.
“There’s no hiding from it, it hurts and it’ll take some time to get over it but that’s part of sport.
“Now it’s about using the experience to be mentally and physically stronger for the next challenge.
“Thanks for all the support throughout the tournament – it means a lot.”