Despite a week of leaks in the press about England team selections, Marcus Rashford does not start for England against Panama.
— England (@England) June 24, 2018
The Manchester United forward was supposed to start ahead of Raheem Sterling, who put in a desperate performance against Tunisia in England’s opening game at the World Cup.
Sterling has had to put up with a lot of crap from the media of late and there is no sign of that stopping anytime soon.
A misplaced pass or scuffed shot today would send the anti-Sterling brigade into overdrive, but we’re not here to offer sympathy. I was actually looking forward to seeing Rashford in action today.
Hopefully, he gets a run as a substitute. Here’s how fans reacted on Twitter:
The press whoppers have basically wiped out any chance Marcus Rashford had of starting today’s game with their constant whinging & crying over the last few days .. they are happy to throw the shit about but don’t particularly like accepting it when it comes back at them from fans
— Jimmy McBride (@jimmymcbride1) June 24, 2018
A few weeks ago the anti mourinho brigade were championing Southgate saying look what rashford can do when his manager trusts him yet rashford hasn’t started since 😂
— Michael Barton (@mrmichaelbarton) June 24, 2018
Why is Sterling starting over Rashford?!!
— Ciaran (@ciaran_s97) June 24, 2018
Still no love for Rashford? Come on three lions.
— S.M (@doca10) June 24, 2018
How Young is ahead of Rashford is beyond me. Infuriating! Our best young starts of tomorrow should be playing! 😡
— Taylor Ray (@taylormaza) June 24, 2018
Personally would have gone for Rashford over Sterling but we should still enough to see off Panama. #ENG
— Alex Pryke (@alexpryke) June 24, 2018
A decent #ENG eleven. Sterling will have to step up or Rashford will no doubt take his place next game. Happy with the starters today. Come on England, ITS COMING HOMEEEEE🏴 #ThreeLions #PAN #WorldCup
— Daniel Hazell (@DanielHazell96) June 24, 2018