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Man United duo facing World Cup exile following recent Southgate comments

Manchester United attackers Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford are unlikely to make Gareth Southgate’s final England World Cup squad.

The English duo have been horribly out of form with Rashford, in particular, a shadow of the youngster that burst onto the scene six years ago.

Having played half the season under former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and then barely featuring for former interim boss Ralf Rangnick, Rashford’s 2021-22 season saw him score just four Premier League goals in 25 appearances.

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Sancho, although awarded more game time under Rangnick, also failed to impress and fell way short of the kind of form that earned him a £76.5m move from Borussia Dortmund 12-months ago.

Following what has been a dire 2021-22 campaign, both wingers are facing the prospect of missing out on Southgate’s England squad for this winter’s Qatar 2022 World Cup.

What has Southgate said about Sancho and Rashford’s England hopes?

Speaking to reporters recently about the United duo, the 51-year-old tactician, as quoted by The Sun, said: “They’ve got a lot to do to get back in the squad.”

The Three Lions have three more Nations League fixtures to play before their opening World Cup group game against Iran kicks off on 21 November.

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