Form Marcus Rashford Reminds United Fans What He Can Do

Form Marcus Rashford Reminds United Fans What He Can Do

Southgate insisted after being outplayed for the majority of a 2-1 defeat by Spain in his side's inaugural Nations League encounter on Saturday that England must persist with his intention to improve on playing out from the back under pressure. "He's had three days of little training, so half-an-hour was ideal to keep him ticking over".

Southgate defended his decision to send on Harry Kane for the final half-an-hour, despite having warned that the striker could suffer burn-out if he is overplayed.

Twenty-year-old Rashford started and scored in both of England's games during the recent worldwide break - against Spain and Switzerland - but is still only considered a squad player at Manchester United.

"I was at Manchester City against Huddersfield and you think: 'Well, OK, it is a game where Foden will play.' But actually, if I am Pep, I have other players, senior players, who I have to get up to speed because they haven't had many match minutes".

Rashford visibly grew in confidence after scoring the goal and Manchester United fans will hope this helps the young striker find form with a busy month of Premier League and Champions League action looming. I think he's settled in so well, for me he's just got better and better.

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"Yes he is (a special talent)", Southgate said of Rashford after seeing him score the only goal in Tuesday's friendly win over Switzerland.

"It's not my business to interfere with club managers, they have a hard job to do and they have big squads at the top six, huge competition for places, so Jose thinks the world of Marcus". He's a huge admirer of him, but he's got his job to do. He still got goals but he's never quite looked like the Harry Kane we know.

"I was delighted [with Rashford] because we really wanted to make him feel important over this period", Southgate said.

When asked to stack up England's most talented players against the likes of Spain's Andres Iniesta, Xavi and David Silva, Southgate said: "The only one in my lifetime is Paul Gascoigne and I'm not sure he was developed, I think he was a effect of a unique talent".

"If he didn't play today, he would have gone out and done some running on the pitch".

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