‘Inconceivable’ not to pick Marcus Rashford for senior squad

While Rooney’s England days appear to be all but over, Rashford is now seen as a Three Lions mainstay and will not be asked to turn out for Aidy Boothroyd’s U21 side in Poland.

“It would be inconceivable not to put him in the senior squad. He is in the squad on merit and has been for a year,” Southgate told the official Football Association website.

“The question then is: could he have gone with the U21s after that? In my opinion, no. He’s a 19-year-old player who’s had an exceptional season and by then will have had virtually 60 matches.


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