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Man Utd keeper Henderson admits Everton counterpart Pickford deserves England start

Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson has admitted Jordan Pickford deserves to start for England this summer.

Everton shot-stopper Pickford was Gareth Southgate's first choice for the World Cup in 2018, in which England reached the final four.

"I'm ready to play when called upon," Henderson told talkSPORT.

"Jordan deserves this tournament, he was brilliant at the World Cup. I've got a lot of time for him, he's a northern lad like me. He's been fantastic in an England jersey, so he deserves this tournament.

"I'll be there ready, like Sam [Johnstone] will as well, if the opportunity arises and one of us gets on the pitch. My aim for this tournament is to help Jordan in the best way I can and really support him so he can be the best for our country.

"Going out there with that badge on your chest, with your whole nation behind you, that's something you've always dreamt about

"That song of Three Lions on the shirt and football coming home, that gives me goosebumps every time I read it. That's inspired me since I was a very young boy."


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