Marcus Rashford: The Reason Why Man United Star Was Snubbed by England Explain for Euro 2024

Marcus Rashford: The Reason Why Man United Star Was Snubbed by England Explain for Euro 2024

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
May 21, 2024 at 5:36 PM
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  • Marcus Rashford will miss Euro 2024 after he was dropped by Gareth Southgate
  • Southgate explained why he chose other attackers ahead of Rashford for the Euros
  • The Manchester United superstar has since reacted to his omission from the squad

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Manchester United forward, Marcus Rashford, has been excluded from Gareth Southgate's provisional squad for England ahead of this summer's European Championship.

The 26-year-old, a regular fixture for the Three Lions since his debut in May 2016, did not make the 33-man squad, as announced on Tuesday, May 21

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Marcus Rashford has made 60 appearances for the Three Lions of England since his debut in 2016. Photo by Charlotte Wilson/Offside.
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Rashford has struggled this season, scoring only eight goals in 42 games across all competitions, a stark contrast to his outstanding performance last season, according to Transfermarkt.

Why Rashford was dropped by England

Explaining his decision to drop the pacy winger, Southgate suggested that many players were performing better than Rashford, making his exclusion necessary.

“I just feel other players in that area of the pitch have had better seasons. That’s it,” the 53-year-old manager said, as quoted by Fabrizio Romano.

Comparing Rashford to England's current attackers

Rashford has featured in various attacking roles this season, with 27 appearances as a left winger, 10 as a centre forward, and four as a right winger.

He was most effective on the left wing, scoring five goals and providing five assists, while his performance on the right was the least productive, with just one goal.

When compared to the current attackers in Southgate's squad, Rashford lags behind all but Jack Grealish and Ivan Toney (who played only 17 games due to an eight-month ban) in terms of goals scored.

Statistics culled from Transfermarkt

Player

Goals scored

Jarrod Bowen

20

Eberechi Eze

11

Anthony Gordon

12

Bukayo Saka

20

Phil Foden

27

Ivan Toney

4

Ollie Watkins

27

Harry Kane

44

Jack Grealish

3

Rashford welcomes exclusion from England squad

Relatedly, Sports Brief reported on Marcus Rashford accepting his omission from England's provisional 33-man squad for Euro 2024 through a social media post shortly after the announcement.

Having played seven times for England this season before being excluded from the game against Belgium, Rashford responded to the snub by wishing the team the best in the upcoming tournament.

Southgate admitted that it was difficult to exclude Rashford, who earned 57 of his 60 caps under the 53-year-old tactician.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
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