Danny Mills: England boss Roy Hodgson should take Marcus Rashford to the Euros over Daniel Sturridge

by Ben Topliss

Danny Mills believes England boss Roy Hodgson should take Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford to the European Championships this summer over the likes of Daniel Sturridge.

Rashford, 18, has burst onto the scene at Man United in recent months, most recently scoring a superb solo effort in the 2-1 win over West Ham United in the FA Cup on Wednesday.

Mills insisted that Rashford would provide a good option for Hodgson at the Euros despite his age.

“He [Rashford] hasn’t got that much less international experience than Jamie Vardy. Vardy’s only played a handful of games and he is certain to go,” Mills said.

“Michael Owen didn’t do too bad when he was inexperienced and went to a World Cup, did he? Young players? It doesn’t matter if they’re good enough.

“You could say he is not experienced enough to start for Manchester United, but he is and he is scoring great goals. He’s in great form.

“If you’re in great form why not take him as a substitute, over the likes of Sturridge or players like that? He’s in form and got good confidence. If you needed to change a game bring him off the bench with 15-20 minutes to go.”

Rashford deserves all the plaudits that are coming his way but going to the Euros would likely be a step too much.

England aren’t exactly desperate for options up top as Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy have scored over 20 goals in the Premier League this term. It doesn’t make sense for Hodgson to bring a ‘wildcard’ option when he has proven talent at his disposal. However, that is not to say that Rashford cannot one day make it at international level.

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