In Summary

  • Rashford had previously been named in every single England major tournament squad under Southgate.
  • Rashford reacted to his England snub on social media.

 

Gareth Southgate says Marcus Rashford has been omitted from England’s Euro 2024 provisional squad because “other players had better seasons than him”.

The Manchester United forward, who has scored eight goals in 42 matches for his club this season, was one of two major omissions from the 33-player Three Lions squad preparing for Germany this summer, alongside former vice-captain Jordan Henderson.

Rashford had previously been named in every single England major tournament squad under Southgate but will now watch his country compete for the Euro 2024 title at home.

“These are of course difficult calls,” Southgate said in a press conference. “You are talking about very good players who have been important in what we’ve done over a number of years.With Marcus, I just feel that other players in that area of the pitch had better seasons. It’s as simple as that.”Southgate said.

“He’s a fantastic professional, it was a difficult call to make as he’s been so important and supportive in my time.All the boys I have spoken to: Ben [Chilwell], Marcus and Jordan – who were all with us last time – were all incredibly professional and considering the disappointment, they dealt with it well.” He stated.

Rashford Reaction

Rashford reacted to his England snub on social media, writing on his Instagram story: “Wishing Gareth and the boys all the best for the up and coming tournament.”

Southgate on Shaw

“I have to say he is up against it – he’s missed a lot of football,” Southgate said on Shaw’s fitness.

The fact he’s been first choice in that position , we’re probably giving him longer than we might have done. I’m not sure what is realistic at this moment in time.I’ve talked with him, the medical team are liaising with Man Utd closely. But I would have to say he is a long shot.” he added.

 

 

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