Football pundit Ian Wright has suggested to young English football strikers to move away from top clubs so as to boost other opportunities of representing their country when needs arises.
As England move their two international matches on a wave of optimism after an impressive outing during the 2018 World Cup in Russia where they made it to the semi-finals, a lack of striking options, Harry Kane, could hinder Gareth Southgate, especially since Jamie Vardy has retired.
Wright has questioned the strength of the squad if Kane is unavailable, citing the fact that Rashford is not even deployed as a central striker for Manchester United when he does get minutes.
“Are they going to play at the level in order to push the current strikers in the England team?
“We’re going to need these players to get playing and get scoring in order to push people like Harry Kane.
“It annoys me that Marcus Rashford doesn’t play down the middle. When he emerged, he was a centre-forward and scored. But as he’s got the pace and the know-how to drop back, he’s been turned into a winger. He should be playing up the centre. Rashford and even someone like Dominic Calvert-Lewin won’t play through the middle due to Romelu Lukaku and Cenk Tosun,” he told Sky Sports The Debate.