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Big Sam claims Man United star shouldn’t start at World Cup

Despite stealing the show by netting a sensational long range strike during England’s recent 2-0 international friendly against Costa Rica, disgraced former Three Lions boss Sam Allardyce does not think that Man United youngster Marcus Rashford has done enough to start his country’s World Cup opener against Tunisia on June 18.

The 20-year-old attacker has found regular game time difficult to come by at Old Trafford this season, but looked full of brim and vigour during England’s most recent warm up fixture for this summers World Cup in Russia.

However, when asked if Rashford had impressed enough to force his way into Three Lions boss Gareth Southgates first choice XI Allardyce replied:

“Er, probably not, no.

“If Gareth is thinking about rotation, using the full strength and depth of his squad, I think he (Marcus Rashford) will come in in the group stages and start a game.

“Looking at all the changes Gareth made to the team Thursday, and I know it wasn’t big opposition but given how well they performed, I don’t think he’ll pick the same XI for all three group games.

“I think he’ll use a rotation system, which is very important if you’re going to go a long way in the World Cup.”

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