Manchester United's Ralf Rangnick reflects on Rashford's last-minute winner
The England team for the international friendlies against Switzerland and Ivory Coast has been announced by Gareth Southgate, and people on social media have a few things to say about it.
The biggest talking point is the absence of Marcus Rashford, with the Manchester United forward dropped from the squad.
Speaking about Rashford, Southgate said: “He's in the same position as everybody else. If they're in the squad or not, they have to play well over the next period towards the end of this season and the beginning of next season.
“It's a difficult time for him, he’s clearly not at his best. We know a lot about Marcus anyway, we know what he can bring to us and hopefully he can rediscover that form we know he’s capable of.”
The three goalkeepers picked are Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale and Nick Pope.
Rashford has been dropped from the squadPaul Ellis/Pool/AFP via Getty Images
The defenders selected are Trent Alexander-Arnold, Conor Coady, Marc Guehi, Reece James, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones and Ben White.
How da hell is maguire getting called but sancho no
— A Y A \ud83c\uddf1\ud83c\udde7\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@A Y A \ud83c\uddf1\ud83c\udde7\ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6)
Maguire called up but no Sancho. Ok Southgate\u2026
— Will \ud83d\udd30 (@Will \ud83d\udd30)
People will whinge, as they always do, but Harry Maguire has been selected because he has been one of the best players in an England shirt for the past 5 years. Not sure why that fact is being lost on so many.