Marcus Rashford has been performing with incredible performances this season for Manchester United. Few months before it looked like Rashford didn’t have a chance to make it to Qatar World Cup. The Englishman is knocking heavily on the door for his spot and there is no way Southgate is leaving him back home.
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Rashford’s redemption season
Marcus Rashford is having one of the best starts to the season in his career with 7 goals and 3 assists from 15 appearances. When we compare this data with last season, Rashford only had 5 goals and 2 assists in 2021/22. More than the stats and numbers, it is the confidence that reflects in his game. Erik Ten Hag’s arrival has truly rejuvenated Rashford’s career. The goal against West Ham in the premier league fixture marked Rashford’s 100th goal for Manchester United. He is now up at 20th in the list of all time goalscorers for Man United.
Rashford’s thoughts on Qatar World Cup
“Not at the minute. I’m concentrating on the next game. We have to try and keep winning games here. We’ve got two more league games before the World Cup; if we win those two games, we’ll stay in the top four, so that’s what I’m focused on.”, said Rashford when asked about the World Cup.
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Marcus Rashford was last seen in the English set-up at the Euro 2020 finals. He missed his penalty in the shoot-out against Italy. He didn’t make it to the English squad after Euro mainly due to his injury woes. With 46 caps under his belt for the three lions, Rashford is expected to be there for his 2nd World Cup at Qatar. He has timed it with perfection in choosing the right moment to get back on form.
Pundits and fans backing Marcus Rashford’s inclusion
Rashford’s form has been recognised well by the fans and pundits. Former Spurs player Jermaine Jenas believes that Rashford should be in Gareth Southgate’s plans for Qatar. While speaking to BBC sport he said “Based on his performance, Rashford is more than just a player who 100% has to be in the Three Lions squad. Instead, after watching him at Old Trafford on Sunday, England boss Gareth Southgate will be thinking Rashford might have to start their first game.”