England manager Gareth Southgate has his honest verdict for calling Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford to the England national team
According to Manchester Evening News, England manager Gareth Southgate called up Marcus Rashford to play for his nation despite his bleak start to the season. Southgate explains that his form has nothing to do with his decision to call the talented striker to the squad.
Southgate chose the just-turned-26-year-old because of his recent performances while wearing an England shirt.
“He’s been exceptional in his last three starts with us so we’re really happy with him. He enjoys his football with us so, for me, there’s nothing to discuss. What happens at his club is nothing to do with me.”
The academy graduate, who scored in his most recent Three Lions game, is part of Southgate’s 25-man roster for the forthcoming 2024 European Championship qualifying matchups against North Macedonia and Malta. On Friday, November 17, England hosts Malta at Wembley. Three days later, they go to North Macedonia.
Rashford played in United’s 1-0 victory over Fulham on Saturday. He also played in the Copenhagen game. However, he was dismissed after an hour; this ended his evening sparking debates on whether it should have been a red card.
Rashford scored 30 goals in 56 games for United the previous season, but he has only scored one in 15 this time around, in September’s 3-1 loss to Arsenal. However, he scored a brilliant goal for England against Italy last month and has performed admirably for his nation overall.
The problem that Rashford has had for far too long now appears to be his confidence as a player. He has a lot of confidence when he’s performing well, which enables him to keep improving. He struggles when the momentum falters. We believe that what Southgate has done by trusting the player should be a huge morale boost for Rashford.
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Rashford is equipped with everything he needs to be a great player. He’s made far too many threats to reach those heights just to fall back quickly. Let’s hope he finds his shooting boots again soon for United’s sake and also for his nation.