England have released their 20-man squad for the summer’s Tournoi Toulon, with Manchester United Wonderkid Marcus Rashford being overlooked.
Rashford has been one of the stand-out youngsters in the Premier League this season, saving the Red Devils in their Europa League tie against FC Midtjylland before shining in the club’s 3-2 victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford at the end of February.
He hasn’t managed to continue with his incredible goalscoring record—having bagged four in his first two outings—but he’s made a series of valuable contributions since, including winners against Manchester City and Aston Villa.
???? Here’s the 20-man list of players who will represent us at @TournoiToulon, which kicks off next week. #YoungLions pic.twitter.com/XqFX2bUwMx
— England (@England) May 12, 2016
The youngster has managed four in 10 in the EPL, as well as two further goals in the Europa League, and ought to have been a shoo-in for England’s squad for the U-20 tournament in the south of France, having featured for the youth team as recently as the end of March.
It’s reasonable to infer that, considering his odd omission from the U-20 team [via England’s official Twitter], Rashford may be being held back for an unlikely spot in England’s squad—or at least Roy Hodgon’s provisional selection—for the seniors’ campaign at the European Championships this summer.
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With Rashford overlooked, Chelsea duo Nathaniel Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are among the most high-profile inclusions, with Aston Villa Wonderkid Jack Grealish and Norwich City starlet Nathan Redmond also named.
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