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England can emulate what Manchester United did in the 1995/96 season in the Euro 2016, according to former Three Lions midfielder Kieron Dyer.

The Red Devils' former manager Sir Alex Ferguson sold several key experienced players before the start of the season and the list included the likes of Paul Ince, Mark Hughes and Andrei Kanchelskis.

Ferguson drafted young players like David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt, Gary Neville and Phil Neville into the squad after deciding not to make any major signings in the summer of 1995.

United went on to win the title on the final day of the season and Dyer believes the young players in England squad can help them to win the European championship in France.

"Because they're so young and have the potential to be world class. This England team reminds me of when Manchester United won the league and Alan Hansen said you win nothing with kids," Dyer told Carlsberg.

"Back then Scholes and Beckham weren't considered world class, but look what happened"

Meanwhile, the ex-Newcastle United midfielder has raised concerns over the fitness of Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere and Liverpool duo of Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson.

"I think they'll be alright because they've already played their warm-up games. The difference between these boys and me and Becks is we got injured at the end of the season. England then went to Dubai to train and play warm-up games and we missed all that," he said.

"All we were doing was training but training doesn't get you fit so from my point of view when I played I was completely shattered. In hindsight I should never have gone. But these boys have played enough games now and games get you fit."

England kick start their Euro 2016 campaign when they face Russia on Saturday.