Rashford named in England U21 squad

25 Aug

Marcus Rashford (right) on England duty


Rashford was a late substitute as England went out of Euro 2016 with defeat against Iceland

Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford has been named in the England Under-21 squad for the Euro 2017 qualifier with Norway on 6 September.

Rashford made two substitute appearances for the senior team at Euro 2016 after making his debut in the build-up to the tournament.

The 18-year-old has never previously been in the under-21 squad.

Gareth Southgate’s team, who won the Toulon tournament in May, top their qualifying group after five games.

Rashford became the youngest player to score on his England debut when he volleyed in after only 138 seconds against Australia in May, aged 18 years and 208 days.

He scored eight goals in 18 games for United last term but has yet to feature under new boss Jose Mourinho in the current campaign.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers: Angus Gunn (Manchester City), Jordan Pickford (Sunderland), Joe Wildsmith (Sheffield Wednesday)

Defenders: Calum Chambers (Arsenal), Ben Chilwell (Leicester), Brendan Galloway (West Brom, loan from Everton), Kortney Hause (Wolves), Rob Holding (Arsenal), Mason Holgate (Everton), Dominic Iorfa (Wolves), Matt Targett (Southampton)

Midfielders: Lewis Baker (Vitesse Arnhem, loan from Chelsea), Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea), Isaac Hayden (Newcastle), Will Hughes (Derby), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), John Swift (Reading), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Forwards: Demarai Gray (Leicester), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Nathan Redmond (Southampton), Dominic Solanke (Chelsea), Duncan Watmore (Sunderland)

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