Marcus Rashford is ‘an injury doubt for England’s double-header against Iceland and Denmark with ankle problem sustained during Manchester United’s Europa League run’ in further blow for Gareth Southgate

  • Marcus Rashford is an injury doubt for England’s international double header
  • The 22-year-old may miss the fixtures against Iceland and Denmark next month
  • He is suffering with an ankle injury he picked up in the Europa League semi-final
  • Rashford has been told to rest ahead of the Premier League’s return next month 

Marcus Rashford is an injury doubt for England’s double header against Iceland and Denmark next month.

Gareth Southgate may be without the 22-year-old as he continues to suffer with an ankle injury that he picked up during Manchester United’s Europa League semi-final defeat against Sevilla.

Rashford has reportedly been advised to rest ahead of the start of the Premier League season to ensure he remains fit for the whole campaign through to the European Championships.

Marcus Rashford is an injury doubt for England's international double header next month

Marcus Rashford is an injury doubt for England’s international double header next month

The Manchester United forward chose to play through the pain during their semi-final clash in Lisbon to be in contention for Southgate’s squad, according to The Telegraph. 

Rashford will have been hoping to represent England in their first international game in 10 months, but he may have instead stunted his return to Three Lions duty.

Southgate may look to call in reinforcements, but the responsibility to cover the man who scored in his last three international games falls to Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho.

Gareth Southgate may be without the 22-year-old during games with Iceland and Denmark

Gareth Southgate may be without the 22-year-old during games with Iceland and Denmark

He is suffering with the ankle injury he picked up during United's Europa League semi-final

He is suffering with the ankle injury he picked up during United’s Europa League semi-final

Mason Greenwood, who bypassed Jack Grealish into the squad, will also look to provide England with an attacking threat.

Southgate’s lineup was further hit with hit with Liverpool duo Jordan Henderson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will also ruled out due to injury. 

The additional news of Rashford’s injury will come as a blow to Southgate after the announcement that three other members of the squad have been ruled out due to positive coronavirus tests. 

As it stands, the England manager is facing an anxious wait to see if they have to withdraw from the fixtures in Reykjavik and Copenhagen ahead of next week’s meet.

The responsibility to cover Rashford upfront falls to both Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho

The responsibility to cover Rashford upfront falls to both Raheem Sterling and Jadon Sancho

source: dailymail.co.uk

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