Rashford International Goals Show United He Deserves a Chance
Marcus Rashford was the standout player for England over their two games during the international break, and the young striker will be hoping his performances have shown Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho that he deserves an extended run in their team. Rashford has only started one game for United this season and that was the league opener, in his last game at Burnley he came on as a substitute but was later sent off in that game. That was not the way he wanted to leave his club for the international break, but he will be hoping what he did on international duty for England has caught Mourinho's eye.
Rashford scored twice for England and could, and probably should, have had at least one more. He was England's best and most constant goal threat, and should be delighted with the way he played. He was only given the chance on Saturday against Spain due to Raheem Sterling pulling out of the squad with injury, but he has certainly shown what he is capable of in Sterling's absence. One of the biggest criticisms of Sterling is his lack of goal scoring, he has now gone 26 international games without a goal. At times England look like Harry Kane is the only player who can score for them, so Rashford is a breath of fresh air and a genuine threat alongside him, unlike Sterling who continues to struggle in front of goal.
While Sterling may be able to offer England something completely different to Rashford when they play good opposition with his ability to drop into midfield, we have seen this week that Rashford is by far a better option when it comes to goal scoring. He will be hoping his goals have caught the eye of both Gareth Southgate and Jose Mourinho, and that will lead to further opportunities for him.
England Drift to 18/1 for Nations League
Despite a goal from Marcus Rashford, England lost their first Nations League game against Spain and because of that they are now out to 18/1 to win the Nations League Spain have been very impressive so far, beating England and Croatia and they are the new favourites to lift the trophy at 11/4 after making big strides towards qualification over the past few days.