Fabregas: Rashford not good enough to start for England

Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fàbregas doesn’t think that Marcus Rashford is good enough to be starting for England on a regular basis.

The Manchester United forward came on as a second half substitute during England’s opening World Cup game against Tunisia on Monday, and caused a number of problems for the African side.

Such was his performance, there has been speculation that he could be about to replace Raheem Sterling in the starting lineup for England’s next game against Panama on Sunday.

However, speaking in his role as a pundit for the BBC, Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fàbregas thinks that Rashford is better when coming on from the bench:

“Yeah he did play well,” Fabregas said.

“I don’t know why, for now, I know he’s still young and has lot of quality, but Rashford for now I still like to make impacts in the second half.

“When teams are a bit more tired he brings so much energy, he makes the difference.

“When he starts games I don’t really see that.

“I think Sterling is a player that I really like and with confidence I think he can bring a lot.”

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