Rashford developing quicker than Ronaldo did - Southgate

Rashford developing quicker than Ronaldo did - Southgate

Rashford developing quicker than Ronaldo did - Southgate

One fan did, however, not buy into the global friendly hype.

Marcus Rashford went into the global break under a cloud, after being red-carded for rashly lowering his head into Phil Bardsley's face during Manchester United's 2-0 win at Burnley, but he emerges from it as one of the few players to have scored points - and the only one to have scored any goals - for England.

Dele Alli has withdrawn from the England squad ahead of the Three Lions' friendly against Switzerland on Tuesday after picking up a muscle strain during the 2-1 defeat to Spain. Switzerland had their chances in the first half, with Xherdan Shaqiri hitting the outside of the post from inside the box after seven minutes.

He now returns to Old Trafford to begin a three-game suspension for a red card picked up 10 minutes after going on as a sub in their win at Burnley in the last game before this global break.

Rashford started against Spain on Saturday and Switzerland on Tuesday, and scored in both games.

Rose admitted after the game that England players were shouting at each other in the dressing room at half-time after their performance. "We know how exciting he is and we know he is going to be a top player, he's got a super mentality and he's great to work with".

"He is happy to play wherever he can get game time and he is still getting stronger". He's had three days of little training.

Southgate praised Rashford's development, comparing him to Juventus star Ronaldo - who was at the beginning of his United career at the same age - and Tottenham forward Harry Kane. We wanted to finish the game strongly. Southgate also expressed concerns about the fact Jack Butland now plays in the Championship with Stoke and even Marcus Rashford, England's scorer in their past two games, is not a regular for Manchester United, with only one Premier League start this season. We have to remember that Harry, at that age, had hardly played anywhere near the same number of matches for Spurs. Television footage of the players walking out onto the pitch was broadcast in black and white for 25 seconds to mark the 25th anniversary of the anti-racism campaign Kick It Out.

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