Jose Mourinho believes England could do well at the World Cup as they have a youthful squad with experience of high-pressure tournaments.
England begins their Group G campaign against Tunisia on Monday with Gareth Southgate able to select from a squad that may be short on international caps but rich in Champions League know-how.
Four Manchester United players – Phil Jones, Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford – are included and their club manager is confident England can impress in Russia.
“They have a good group of young but experienced players,” said Mourinho.
“All of them play in the most competitive competition in the world, the Premier League, all of them playing for the best teams with experience of playing in the Champions League, which is a high level of football, obviously.
“Yes, I think they can do it.”