Roy Hodgson: Not sure about Marcus Rashford’s inclusion in Euro 2016 squad

Roy Hodgson: Not sure about Marcus Rashford’s inclusion in Euro 2016 squad

England boss Roy Hodgson says that the inclusion of Marcus Rashford in Euro 2016 squad is highly unlikely as he would have to sacrifice a player who has “more reason to be called up” in order to fit the teenage striker.

Roy Hodgson: Not sure about Marcus Rashford’s inclusion in Euro 2016 squad
Marcus Rashford

The 18-yrs-old Manchester United forward Rashford has scored seven goals in 13 outings since his senior debut in February. He marked his senior debut with two goals against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League.

With his impressive skills the youngster also scored at West Ham to help United book an FA Cup semi-final date at Wembley with Everton.

When Manchester United boss Hodgson had been asked about the young talent to be considered in the England squad in march he said, “ (I) neither rule him in or rule him out.”

But in the recent news posted by BBC Hodgson revealed it is “unlikely” that he would take Rashford to France.

“I think it would be a very bold decision to put him in,” added Hodgson.

“I think it would mean possibly leaving someone behind who, at the moment, has more reason to be called up,” said Hodgson.

“But you never know. The fact is it would be foolish as well to say ‘no, no, he’s not ready, he can’t do it’.

“I am sure he could do it.”

“It’s not inconceivable but it looks unlikely to me with the current players we’ve got and the competition for places in that area of the field.”

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