England seniors need me more right now, says Marcus Rashford

Guardian

• England age-group sides both also have big tournaments this summer• Jamie Vardy injury means Harry Kane is likely to start against ScotlandMarcus Rashford believes Gareth Southgate determined what was best for England as well as for the Manchester United striker when selecting him for the senior squad rather than allowing him to continue his development in the under-21s this summer.Rashford, who scored 11 goals in 53 club games last season, registered a hat-trick on his only appearance for the under-21s, against Norway last September, and the coach, Aidy Boothroyd, had hoped to take him to the European Championship in Poland, which starts next week. However, Southgate opted to “protect” the striker after a hefty workload last term, with the 19-year-old seeking a ninth senior cap against Scotland on Saturday having earned his place in th...

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