Ian Wright is of the opinion that England manager Roy Hodgson should consider taking Marcus Rashford
Ian Wright is of the opinion that England manager Roy Hodgson should consider taking Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford to the Euro 2016.
The former Arsenal forward believes that Rashford is capable of challenging for a first-team spot alongside Harry Kane. England certainly have a number of quality forwards – especially in good form – and it has even rendered captain Wayne Rooney’s position in the squad doubtful. Hodgson will be able to call upon players like Harry Kane, Jamie Vardy, and Daniel Sturridge aside from Rooney. Even though he stated before announcing the preliminary squad that Rashford is unlikely to feature at the Euro 2016, Wright says that Hodgson should reconsider his decision.
There has been a lot of attention on Rashford especially since he broke through the United first team in February. Mounting injuries forced the manager Louis van Gaal to look at options in the youth team and Rashford took his chance with both hands after scoring on his debut. He went on to score many more important goals before finishing the campaign with eight goals in 18 appearances across all competitions. However, there are some doubts about the 18-year-old since he scored just one goal in the last six appearances. Many believe that he is still not a finished article and should not be ruined by being included for a major tournament at such an young age.
“Kane has cemented himself as the number one guy in that position.He plays it the best out of the other guys we’ve got. We’ve still got Daniel Sturridge who can come in but the only person I can see who is going to cause Kane some problems in that role up there is young Rashford. At first I was saying we shouldn’t take him because I don’t want to rush him in but I’ve watched him in the last three or four games and I watched him again yesterday (in the FA Cup final),” said Wright.