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Gareth Southgate has dropped England superstar from the squad after awful behaviour! He’s been sent home! 😳

Gareth Southgate has issued a stern reminder to Marcus Rashford, pointing out that his off-field actions are under scrutiny as the selection for England’s Euro 2024 squad approaches.


This comes after Rashford missed a Manchester United training session due to illness but was seen at a nightclub in Belfast the night before, leading to his exclusion from the squad for their 4-2 FA Cup victory over Newport County. United’s manager, Erik ten Hag, stated that the 26-year-old acknowledged his error and accepted responsibility.


Despite Rashford’s return to the first team, Southgate’s remarks indicate that his spot in the Euro 2024 squad is not guaranteed, highlighting the significance of both on-field performance and off-field behavior.


“We’re five weeks away from picking a squad, and we’re always observing everything on and off the pitch,” Southgate said. He noted that the upcoming decisions on the squad would draw considerable attention as it will be the final selection before the Euros.


With England’s friendly matches against Brazil and Belgium scheduled for late March, Southgate is expected to prioritize team stability and make minimal changes.


Rashford, who has earned 59 caps for England, is competing with Jack Grealish, Cole Palmer, Raheem Sterling, James Maddison, and Phil Foden for a spot in the attack alongside Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka.


Rashford’s season at Manchester United has been inconsistent, with five goals and six assists in 28 appearances, though his recent form is encouraging. However, his inconsistency and the recent off-field incident have raised concerns.


Southgate’s comments stress that player evaluations consider overall professionalism, and Rashford’s recent behavior could impact his chances of making the Euro 2024 squad.


Facing intense competition for places, Rashford must consistently perform at a high level and maintain professional conduct to secure his position. As the selection deadline approaches, Southgate will be closely monitoring all potential squad members to ensure a balance of talent, form, and professionalism.

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