Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has withdrawn from the England squad for the upcoming internationals, according to the Evening Standard.
The 25-year-old picked up a knock during United’s dramatic 3-1 over Fulham in the FA Cup yesterday. He received treatment before going off, and Fred replaced him.
England will face Italy and Ukraine this week and Rashford will be a big miss. He has bagged 28 goals and seven assists this season.
Rashford has fired United to third in the Premier League and helped them win the Carabao Cup win. They are also into the FA Cup semi-finals and the last eight of the Europa League.
Mason Mount and Nick Pope have also pulled out of the Three Lions squad.
Mount’s call-up was already a source of contention, with Chelsea manager Graham Potter insisting that the midfielder was unfit.
Newcastle United shot-stopper Pope is also out of the squad. He has conceded the fewest goals (19) and the most clean sheets (12) in the Premier League this season.
Tottenham Hotspur keeper Fraser Forster will replace him. Forster has been number one for Spurs since Hugo Lloris suffered an injury and has impressed since.
England manager Gareth Southgate has not named replacements for Rashford or Mount.
Despite the unavailable stars, the Three Lions should still have enough in their arsenal to win the games.
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