Marcus Rashford dropped down to the England U-21 squad after a lack of game-time at Manchester United.

The 18-year-old was a rare bright spot under Louis van Gaal last season and was a surprise inclusion in Roy Hodgson’s squad for Euro 2016.

However, since Jose Mourinho took over at Old Trafford Rashford has only featured once – in the Community Shield when he came on as a substitute for the last 20 minutes in the 2-1 win over Leicester.

He will now play for the Young Lions in the Under 21 European Championship qualifier against Norway in Colchester on Tuesday, September 6. Manager Gareth Southgate said: “Marcus Rashford is a young player and still developing, so this is a big part of his international education.”

Also in the squad are Arsenal’s Calum Chambers, Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Leicester’s Demarai Gray.

Sam Allardyce will name his first senior England squad on Sunday.

Allardyce has already hinted that he will drop Marcus Rashford from England’s first squad if the forward continues to miss a place at Man United.

Manchester United boss Mourinho has not been fond of utilising talented youth products at the various clubs he has managed, and his decision to loan out Andreas Pereira echoes that sentiment.

Should Rashford find himself on the bench a little too often for his liking, there will surely be a long list of suitors fighting amongst themselves to secure a loan move.



    Related Posts

    Pema Khandu, Arunachal Pradesh, Olympic Bhavan, Indoor Stadium,

    Modern multi-purpose indoor stadium, Olympic Bhavan in Itanagar: Prema Khandu

    Itanagar, Dec 18: Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday announced setting up of a modern multi-purpose indoor stadium, besides constructing an Olympic Bhavan...
    Jose Egas Dos Santos Branco, Zequinha, ATK, Mumbai City

    ISL: ATK thumps Mumbai City 1-0 to clinch season’s first win

    Mumbai, Dec 18: Defending champions ATK tasted their first win in the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament, defeating hosts Mumbai City FC 1-0 at...
    Dubai Superseries Final, PV Sindhu, Akane Yamaguchi, Japan, India, Badminton

    PV Sindhu loses to Akane Yamaguchi in Dubai Superseries Finals

    Dubai, Dec 18: Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the women's singles final of the season-ending BWF World Superseries Finals...
    Sports Diplomacy, Australia, Football, India, Narendra Modi,

    After cricket, Australian football can build bridges with India in sports diplomacy

    Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Malcolm Turnbull approving a Memorandum of Understanding on sports between the two governments, it is time to explore the...
    Kuldeep Yadav, Team India, Vizag, Shikhar Dhawan

    My twin strike changed match’s momentum, says Kuldeep Yadav

    Visakhapatnam, Dec 18: Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav felt that his two wickets in an over changed the complexion of the match as India thumped...