Whilst this summer’s European Championship has been a success for England, there have been some rumblings over Marcus Rashford’s playing time. Or lack of, to be precise.
The 23-year-old has been limited to just four appearances, all from the bench, and accumulated just 82 minutes across England’s six games in the tournament so far.
That’s off the back of being one of Manchester United’s key players, scoring over 20 goals in consecutive seasons as well as reaching double figures in assists.
His record is only matched by Jadon Sancho and neither has been given an extended run in the team, which Gareth Southgate commented on after his side reached the final.
“We’ve got some stars who haven’t had the amount of football they would want,” Southgate told Hayters TV, as seen above. “The likes of Marcus Rashford who has just got on with things and accepted that at the moment he’s had to wait and be patient but we wouldn’t have got to the point we’ve got to without the mentality of the whole group”
With the final against Italy coming up, Rashford is unlikely to play before going on vacation. Some fans would argue that the extended break from action will aid the winger, who has been carrying a shoulder injury for nine months and a foot injury since March.
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