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All-Star Macca.

Steve McManaman was England's youngest inclusion yesterday in Mastercard's first Euro 96 Allstar squad.

The judges, headed by former Scotland manager Andy Roxburgh, called him "a rare player who takes the initiative and runs very well with the ball - not just past defenders, but around them."

Paul Gascoigne joined 24-year-old McManaman in midfield, but his citation opens with the reprimand: "A frustrating talent." The panel then said of Gazza: "He sees things ahead of others and has shown the ability to produce the unpredictable."

David Seaman - "Faultless in all he had to do," - and Alan Shearer - "An old-fashioned centre forward with tremendous power" - complete England's quartet in the list of 18. Full list:-

Goalkeepers: David Seaman (England), Andreas Kopke (Germany);

Defenders: Laurent Blanc (France), Matthias Sammer (Germany), Radek Latal (Czech Republic), Marcel Desailly (France), Paolo Maldini (Italy);

Midfielders: Didier Deschamps (France), Steve McManaman (England), Paul Gascoigne (England), Rui Costa (Portugal), Karel Poborsky (Czech Republic), Dieter Eilts (Germany);

Forwards: Hristo Stoichkov (Bulgaria), Youri Djorkaeff (France), Alan Shearer (England), Davor Suker (Croatia), Pavel Kuka (Czech Republic).
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Sunday Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jun 30, 1996
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