As confirmed across social media this afternoon, Manchester United attacker Marcus Rashford appears unlikely to feature in England’s meeting with the Czech Republic tomorrow, after picking up an ankle injury.
England’s road ahead
Gareth Southgate’s men are set to get their European Championship qualifying campaign under way over the coming week.
The Three Lions will first welcome the Czech Republic to Wembley tomorrow evening, before travelling to Montenegro next Monday.
Ahead of his side’s upcoming pair of fixtures, Gareth Southgate announced his 25-man squad last Wednesday.
— England (@England) March 13, 2019
However, a quartet of stars, in the form of John Stones, Fabian Delph, Luke Shaw and Ruben Loftus-Cheek, have since pulled out of England’s panel.
And, as per the aforementioned update this afternoon, Marcus Rashford has added to Gareth Southgate’s growing absentee list, after picking up an ankle problem in training.
The 21-year-old is therefore expected to miss England’s clash with the Czech Republic tomorrow evening:
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) March 21, 2019
Marcus Rashford absent from England training with ankle injury. Seems likely to miss Czech Republic game tomorrow which could improve Jadon Sancho’s chances of starting.
— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) March 21, 2019
Man United’s problems piling up
Rashford marks the 4th Manchester United star to have picked up an injury problem whilst on international duty.
All of Anthony Martial, Luke Shaw and Nemanja Matic were forced to withdraw from the French, English and Serbian squads respectively over the last week.
Victor Lindelof, meanwhile, turned down his Sweden call-up for ‘personal reasons’.
That’s now Martial, Lindelof and Shaw who have withdrawn from international duty because of “injury” and Lingard who said he couldn’t be called up because of injury. It’s about time our players were given a rest. Ole doing the old Sir Alex Ferguson trick!
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) March 18, 2019
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