Jermaine Jenas demands Marcus Rashford starts for England against Senegal

Former Premier League midfielder Jermaine Jenas thinks Marcus Rashford should start for England when they take on Senegal in the last 16 of the World Cup on Sunday evening.

The Manchester United scored a brace in the 3-0 win over Wales in his first start at the tournament, therefore, taking his tally to three goals since the festival of football began in Qatar.

From looking rejuvenated under Erik ten Hag to back to his best under Gareth Southgate, there is a valid argument that Rashford should be a starter for England.

Jermaine Jenas thinks Rashford should be in the starting XI versus Senegal.

“You can tell his eyes lit up when that free-kick was given,” Jenas told BBC Sport, as per Daily Mail.

“Straightaway he was licking his lips knowing exactly what he is capable of, it’s the keepers side he should do better, he takes one little step to his right, he thinks it’s going over the wall.

“He kids him, gets some whip and dip on it and smashes it into the far corner. It’s a brilliantly taken free-kick, I do think the keeper will be disappointed though.

“It’s a special one, it’s a team goal, started at the back, the ball from Phillips is right on the money, the minute he picks up the ball he has one thought on his mind. He smashes it at Danny Ward’s feet and it goes through him.

“Rashford in this form, he is too quick, too sharp, too confident, too good.

“He has to start for England, three goals at the tournament, playing the way he is, I don’t see how you don’t start Marcus Rashford if you’re a manager.”

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