Lee Sharpe: Marcus Rashford will be huge for England at the World Cup

Lee Sharpe: Marcus Rashford will be huge for England at the World Cup

Manchester United icon Lee Sharpe has backed Marcus Rashford to have an incredible World Cup with England following his sensational goal against Costa Rica.

The youngster didn’t take long to make an impact when given the opportunity by Gareth Southgate, scoring against the North American nation within 15 minutes.

Rashford’s chances to feature for the Three Lions was put at risk after his season trailed off with Alexis Sanchez’s arrival to United.

Sharpe though believes the academy player was correctly selected for international duty and could therefore be a top talent for his country in Russia.

Though no one really expects Marcus to lead England to glory, there is the expectation on him to provide the necessary spark when matches aren’t going their way.

According to talkSPORT, Lee said: “I think he could be huge for England at the tournament. There are a few senior international defenders who will be absolutely petrified of him if he’s given licence to just run at people and do his stuff.

“He should be told to go and fill his boots and express himself. Rashford could scare people to death out there, score a few goals and win a few penalties.”

Although his goal was truly fantastic, there’s no guarantee Marcus will start for England when the games start to come.

Southgate is expected to his a fairly rotational policy when it comes to his squad, especially because they’re an overall young one.

Either way, Rashford can still prove himself off the bench and can oust his competitors Danny Welbeck or Raheem Sterling.

Despite being loved by Manchester United fans, the striker has recently been linked with an odd loan move to Newcastle.

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