LA Galaxy captain Landon Donovan rates former Everton teammate Jack Rodwell as England's next superstar.

Donovan played alongside Rodwell, 19, at ­Goodison Park last season and insists the youngster can ­rejuvenate Fabio Capello's side after their disastrous World Cup in South Africa.

He said: "I think, along with Wayne Rooney, Jack really is the future of England.

"Following ­England's World Cup campaign, I know the coach is being urged to bring through young blood. I really ­believe Jack could rejuvenate this England team.

"I don't give out false praise but this young guy really is a future world-beater. I am sure he can make the same impact for club and ­country that Wayne and David have - that's really how good he is.

"I have obviously trained and played with him at Everton and he is just a natural football player. Like Wayne it's effortless to him."

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