As ever, when the England team was announced on Tuesday evening, there was fury among supporters on social media. Jadon Sancho’s inability to feature under Southgate has been one of the main talking points of the week and the Borussia Dortmund winger was snubbed again.
Marcus Rashford, who captained England in their final warm-up game, didn’t start for his side for the third straight game whilst Jadon Sancho is yet to feature in this summer’s European Championships.
Harry Maguire returned from a six-week lay-off due to an ankle injury and Luke Shaw kept his place from the team which drew with Scotland last week.
Saka over Sancho and Rashford??
Sterling has been piss poor except the single moment he scored in the tournament..
— 💰 Billions💰 (@SmartDaviduf) June 22, 2021
Saka and Sterling over Rashford and Sancho wtaf is wrong with him
— سليمان (@suliemanba) June 22, 2021
Southgate starting saka over rashford or sancho shows how clueless he is 😂😂
— calum finnimore (@calumfinns1) June 22, 2021
Free Sancho free rashford free dcl
— west (@apwest16) June 22, 2021
No way Southgate decided to play Saka instead of Sancho or Rashford💀Finished manager
— Savio (@SavioR2212) June 22, 2021
Rashford and Sancho >>>>> Sterling and Saka lets be real
— Sofus (@4nthonymartial) June 22, 2021
Despite the omission, Marcus Rashford will be expected to make an appearance off the bench again and make a difference. The 23-year-old is one of the more experienced players in Southgate’s squad and will want to secure a place for the round of 16.
A win for England would see them finish top of their group, whilst a loss, with Scotland winning by two goals, could see them drop to third place.