World Cup 2018: Marcus Rashford can star for England – Ashley Younger
Marcus Rashford has the potential to “set the world alight” and will use the World Cup to showcase his expertise, says England team-mate Ashley Younger.
Manchester United ahead Rashford, 20, is in Gareth Southgate’s squad with club-mate Younger, for the match which begins on 14 June.
“It is the World Cup and it could possibly be his stage to point out all people how far he is come since his debut,” stated Younger, 32.
“He produces at United and can be a serious participant for us on the World Cup.”
Rashford grew to become the youngest English participant to attain on his worldwide debut in 2016.
He has featured in his nation’s previous eight fixtures below Southgate, who has chosen the third-youngest squad England have despatched to a World Cup.
“He will cope very well,” Younger added. “I’ve stated it from the time I noticed him within the youth staff – he is obtained a large future forward of him. He is a improbable participant and if he retains going the way in which he’s, he’ll set the world alight.
“If you happen to have a look at the objectives he has scored on what number of completely different debuts, it simply reveals he steps up within the large video games.”
‘I am nonetheless an attacker’
Solely Younger, Chelsea defender Gary Cahill and Leicester striker Jamie Vardy are over 30 in England’s squad, which doesn’t include a participant to have gained a recreation at a World Cup.
Younger’s inclusion comes regardless of him not being concerned within the squad through the qualifying marketing campaign. He ended 4 years out of the worldwide set-up when he featured in November’s pleasant draw with Brazil.
In his time away from England, he has tailored to a change in function after switching from winger to wing-back at Outdated Trafford.
He was in spectacular type final season, enjoying in 38 United matches, however he says that, regardless of his versatility, he “would moderately be attacking than defending”.
Younger stated: “I do not fake, I nonetheless see myself as an attacker, particularly the way in which that we play with the full-backs or wing-backs excessive up.
“Completely different managers play completely different formations. I believe I’m a kind of gamers who has a superb footballing mind. Wherever the supervisor calls on me to play I’ll give 100% for the England shirt and go to do in addition to I can.”
|England’s key World Cup dates|
|2 June||v Nigeria (pleasant)|
|7 June||v Costa Rica (pleasant)|
|12 June||Squad leaves for Russia|
|18 June||v Tunisia (opening group recreation)|
|24 June||v Panama (second group recreation)|
|28 June||v Belgium (remaining group recreation)|
‘We are able to go a good distance in Russia’
England are getting ready for friendlies towards Nigeria at Wembley on Saturday and Costa Rica at Leeds United’s Elland Highway floor 5 days later.
Southgate’s aspect will then play their first World Cup recreation towards Tunisia on 18 June, 4 days after the match begins in Russia.
Cahill believes England’s youthful squad possesses more experience than age suggests because of gamers’ membership exploits and Younger insists the “togetherness” Southgate has harnessed shouldn’t be underestimated.
“The squad can obtain as a lot because it needs to attain,” stated Younger.
“We have got a improbable group of gamers right here; some thrilling gamers who can change video games in a second.
“Going into the match, we’re stuffed with confidence, particularly with the friendlies we have performed towards a few of the greatest groups on the earth. We have blended it towards them and I believe there’s positively going to be a superb match from this England squad.
“Once we ultimately get out to Russia, the togetherness and staff spirit we now have proven to this point will take us a good distance within the match.”