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The Effect Of This Striker’s Return To England’s Squad On Rashford

Timothy Aiyeku

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There is an international break and invited players are currently finding their ways into their respective national teams.

Manchester United players, including Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford were handed call-ups to Gareth Southgate’s squad ahead of the Euro 2020 qualifying fixtures against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.

Out of the listed players, only Harry Maguire is certain of being in Southgate’s starting lineup during the two encounters thanks to his ever-growing potentials and importance in the team.

The same can’t be said for misfiring Marcus Rashford who has scored just three goals in 10 matches in all competitions this season.

The return of Chelsea’s in-form striker Tammy Abraham will definitely push the 21-year-old striker down the pecking order unless Southgate wishes to be loyal to his longtime and faithful servant.

Unlike Rashford, Abraham has scored 9 goals this season while his performances aren’t all about the goals.

The 22-year-old center-forward is fast becoming a nightmare to every defensive setup, thanks to his determination and his untiring runs.

His ability to bring his fellow strikers into play is on another level as he appears to have worked on his abilities to hold play for teammates.

It won’t be surprising to see Rashford become a third-choice striking option in the Three Lions during the two fixtures as Harry Kane and Abraham are currently ahead of him in the pecking order.

Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.