Southgate understands Mourinho’s use of Rashford

Jose Verdugo
Setiembre 14, 2018

The Three Lions coach Gareth Southgate admitted he wants the player to get more game time at United but admitted: "It's not my business to interfere with club managers".

Rashford has featured at times on the flanks but with the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard also in the reckoning, starts have been few and far between.

He scored the victor for England against Switzerland on Tuesday night just three days after he scored the opening goal in the UEFA Nations League defeat by Spain.

Rashford was back at Manchester United on Wednesday, likely resuming life on the margins of English soccer's biggest team.

Carragher suggested that the 20-year-old would be better served by joining Everton - the club where Lukaku refined himself into a top-class striker - in order to fulfil his huge potential. He had left [Riyad] Mahrez out of the team, so he needed to get him on because he [Mahrez] is still adapting to the way of playing.

"The landscape is what it is and I understand the difficulties club managers have".

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford is reportedly determined to stay and fight for his place at the club despite a lack of first-team football so far this season.

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When asked is he felt Rashford was a "special talent" after Tuesday's win over Switzerland, southgate replied: "Yes he is". They have to try to win matches.

"So I can expect that Sunday some of them will wake up in the morning and the first thing they think of is Jose Mourinho, so I can imagine on Sunday I am going to be criticised for not playing Marcus but it's not my fault, he's suspended, so probably you should remind them he is suspended and cannot play".

"I was delighted [with Rashford] because we really wanted to make him feel important over this period", Southgate said. "He ended up top scorer and then got his move to Manchester United".

"It was important especially to get him in the penalty box and remembering the areas he needs to be scoring goals from". They have a hard job to do and they have big squads in the top six, with huge competition for places.

"So we have to give him time to develop".

"It's not my business to interfere with club managers, they have a hard job to do and they have big squads at the top six, huge competition for places, so Jose thinks the world of Marcus".

Meanwhile, Manchester United are preparing to return to Premier League action on Saturday evening when they travel to Watford.

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