Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
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Rashford ahead of Kane and Cristiano, says Southgate

Rashford ahead of Kane and Cristiano, says Southgate

Fabian Delph, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Danny Welbeck started for England in the 1-0 friendly win over Switzerland but are struggling to get game time for Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal respectively.

Marcus Rashford has seen his long-term future at Old Trafford questioned in recent days, but it is believed that Mourinho is ready to sacrifice Martial, putting the England worldwide higher up the pecking order at the club.

"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", Southgate said.

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In contrast, the 20-year-old found himself cast in the starring role for Southgate's England over the past week, scoring both of the team's goals against Spain and Switzerland and looking every inch an international-class forward. Subscribe to our SMS sports service by texting "SPORTS" to 22840.

"Even with some of the step-overs and things Ronaldo was doing at that age he wasn't converting them into the number of goals".


"He has still played a lot of football, although maybe not the continuous starts and I'm really pleased for him that he leaves here full of confidence". "He's got huge competition for places at his club, so you can understand [his frustration]".

"I was delighted [with Rashford] because we really wanted to make him feel important over this period", Southgate said. They have a hard job to do and they have big squads in the top six, with huge competition for places.

"For me, it's the biggest club in the world, and I think he's got the potential to be one of the best. He's a huge admirer of him, but he's got his job to do".

And Rashford has been told that he must leave United in order to be considered as a first-choice striker for England.

The Portuguese boss will have been glad to record a 2-0 win over Burnley in the last clash before the worldwide break. He looks like one of the best strikers in the world.

"I'm not sure when I am going to play".

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