Neville awards Arsenal's Jenkinson MOTM in superb England Under-21 win

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England Under-21s beat Germany 3-2 in a terrific match at the Riverside Stadium, and the West Ham loan star was a standout performer.

Phil Neville is a former player that knows a thing or two about what makes a top fullback. The former Manchester United and Everton man played at left and right back for many years before retiring in 2013, and he told BT Sport how impressed he was with one young member of the fullback's union after an impressive attacking performance on Monday night.

Commentating on England Under-21s 3-2 win over Germany in Middlesbrough, the 59-cap defender highlighted the work done by Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson on the right side of defence as the home team twice came from behind to seal victory.

The right-back was a real threat down the wing for England, and Jenkinson managed to set up Jesse Lingard's goal for the equaliser at 1-1, as well James Ward-Prowse's late winner.

“He’s been like a right-winger at times against Germany," Neville said of Jenkinson.

“He’s been fantastic tonight. Rampaging down the right hand side at every opportunity.

"With the two goals he set up and driving raids down that right hand side, he just shaded man of the match over [Nathan] Redmond."

It was no surprise that Neville gave the nod to Jenkinson, whose attacking instincts from fullback were an impressive feature of England's performance, and the United graduate paid tribute to the West Ham loanee by awarding him man of the match.

It's easy for people to forget about the former Charlton defender, given the clamour that surrounded Calum Chambers' early performances at Arsenal, but Jenkinson has been a solid performer for West Ham this season, and it might be worthwhile Arsene Wenger keep an eye on his youngster's performances in the European Championship finals in Czech Republic this summer, before he entertains the idea of selling the 23-year-old.

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