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Marcus Rashford’s England recall in doubt as Erik ten Hag confirms injury latest

The Englishman has begun the season in fine form


Marcus Rashford’s recall to the England squad is in doubt as Erik ten Hag as admitted that the striker will not be available for Thursday’s clash with Sheriff Tirasspor in the Europa League.

Rashford has begun the season in fine form, notching three goals and two assists in his six Premier League appearances thus far, including two goals against Arsenal to end their unbeaten start to the season.

And, having been out of the England squad since the Euro 2020 heartbreak 14 months ago, the 24-year-old was expected to have done enough to earn a recall to Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions squad for the upcoming Nations League clashes with Germany and Italy.

However, Ten Hag has cast this into doubt, revealing that he picked up an injury against Arsenal, which could rule him out.

“He’s not available [for Thursday], a consequence after Arsenal. He has a muscle injury”, he told the media.

“I don’t think too long, but I don’t know. It’s not really bad, we expect him quite soon to be back in the team.”

With Southgate’s squad to be announced on Thursday afternoon, however, his return may not come soon enough for him to play a part.

Despite this, however,the Manchester United boss still backs him to find his way into the final 23 for November’s trip to Qatar, adding that “That’s quite obvious and quite clear, yes. He played really good seasons and I think in this season he had a great comeback and showed his great potential and quality,”

Whether or not Southgate agrees is another matter, but with Emile Smith Rowe and Jarrod Bowen both struggling for form so far this season, he could sneak his way back into proceedings.

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Ben Browning

Ben Browning

Football writer and analyst. Long-time writer of all things Arsenal and avid watcher of European football. Happy to discuss all things football over on Twitter.



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