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Marcus Rashford named as a youngster to watch at Euro 2016

by Sam Peoples

Marcus Rashford has been named on a team of young stars set to keep and eye on at the Euros in France this summer by Spanish newspaper Marca.

The 18-year-old was a surprise inclusion in Roy Hodgson’s 23-man squad but could have an impact given his speed and finishing ability and has been noticed as a top talent heading into the tournament.

Rashford made his debut for United this season against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League and landed a double in that game before doing the exact same on his Premier League debut against Arsenal just three days later in a game United won 3-2. Since then, he’s gone from strength to strength and is now going to Euro 2016 less than 100 days after making his senior debut.

The youngster is straight out of United’s youth academy and is tipped as being one of the best talents England has produced in some time. The United attacker is the youngest player at the tournament with Portugal star midfielder Renato Sanches just two months his senior.


Rashford joins some elite company in the XI with United team-mate Anthony Martial, Bayern Munich’s Renato Sanches and Schalke’s Leroy Sane in the selected XI.

The chances of Rashford starting for England are slim but given Daniel Sturridge’s injury history and Rashford’s eye for goal, you can not count out the possibility of him playing a role in England’s Euro 2016 adventure. Hodgson has shown faith in including him in the squad and if goals are needed at any point, given Rashford’s recent history, he could be the man for the job.

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