Louis van Gaal refuses to be drawn on possible England call for Marcus Rashford

by Tanveer Arayan

Louis van Gaal has refused to be drawn on calls for Marcus Rashford to be included in England’s squad for the European Championships.

Rashford has burst onto the scene at Old Trafford in recent months, scoring seven goals since his debut for the club in February.

The 18-year-old’s performances have earned calls for him to be part of England’s squad under Roy Hodgson at the Euros but van Gaal declined to comment on the subject.

“That you have to ask to other people, not to me. I don’t want to interfere,” he said.

Rashford has enjoyed a sparkling start to his Man United career but it would be hard to justify his inclusion in England’s squad.

Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane are in excellent form for Leicester City and Tottenham Hotspur, respectively, while the likes of Daniel Sturridge and Raheem Sterling have legitimate claims to be included. England have a wealth of talent up top and it is unlikely that Hodgson will be tempted to look at Rashford, even as a ‘wildcard’ option.

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