By Andy Hyslop
- Rashford to be invited to train with senior England squad ahead of Euro 2016
- The striker has represented England at under-16s, under-18s and under-20 level
Following seven goals in his first 16 appearances, Marcus Rashford is to be invited to train with the senior England squad as they prepare for Euro 2016.
Many people have been talking about Rashford as a potential surprise name in England’s squad for the Euros but that isn’t likely to happen.
Instead Rashford will be invited to join Roy Hodgson and his squad as they make there final preparations for this summers competition.
Rashford started the season in United’s under-18s and has played for the under-18s, under-21s and the first team at Old Trafford.
His first appearance in the United first-team squad when he was an unused substitute as United beat Watford 2-1 at Vicarage Road on November 21 2015.
When United faced FC Midtjylland in the Europa League last 32 tie second-leg at Old Trafford. Rashford was named on the bench but started the game when Martial pulled out with a tight hamstring.
Rashford scored two goals in the game as United won 5-1. Those goals made Rashford United’s youngest ever scorer in European competition, beating a record previously held by George Best.
Since then Rashford has been a permanent fixture in the first-team scoring crucial goals against Arsenal, Manchester City and West Ham in the FA Cup.
His winner against Manchester City, made Rashford the youngest scorer in a Manchester Derby in the Premier League era.
England’s first warm-up game will be on May 22 against Turkey but Rashford and any of his Manchester United team-mates won’t be with the squad for that game due to the FA Cup final being played the day before.
The arrangement for Rashford is similar to one that saw John Stones and Jon Flanagan train with the seniou squad ahead of the 2014 World Cup