Marcus Rashford may get with England national team

Marcus Rashford is unlikely to be taken to the Euro 2016 with the England national team, according to manager Roy Hodgson.

There have been several calls for the Manchester United forward to be included in the squad. Since making his debut only in February, Rashford has already scored seven goals in just 13 appearances for United. Hodgson admitted that he has been left impressed with the striker but this alone is not sufficient to see him included in the squad for the Euro 2016. Hodgson’s decision is likely to be down to the plethora of options that he has in this position.

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy, Tottenham forward Harry Kane, and captain Wayne Rooney are expected to be some of the front-runners for the forward positions in the squad. Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge could also be taken alongside West Ham forward Andy Carroll, who has been in good form of late. In the past, England have taken some very young players to the major tournaments but they have not received significant game time to make much of an impact. After having done so well in the qualification campaign, Hodgson will see little reason to experiment at this late stage.

After their recent win over world champions Germany, England will go into the summer confident about winning the Euro 2016. "I think it would be a very bold decision to put him in.I think it would mean possibly leaving someone behind who, at the moment, has more reason to be called up. 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," said Hodgson.