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Rashford unlikely to make Euro 2016 squad – Hodgson

England manager, Roy Hodgson has revealed that even though he has been highly impressed with Marcus Rashford’s performances, the young forward is not likely to be included in the Three Lions’ squad for Euro 2016.

The Manchester United striker has just 13 games under his belt for the English club so far in the season, but with seven goals already, he has grabbed attention.

His sudden emergence has been nothing short of a miracle for Louis van Gaal’s side, who had been struggling with their attack this season

But despite making his mark at Old Trafford, Hodgson has made it clear that the 18-year-old will have to wait for his turn with the national side, considering the varied resources he has at his disposal, and will not be part of the squad that will travel to France for the European Championship later this year.

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“I think it would be a very bold decision to put him in and I think it would mean possibly leaving someone behind who at the moment, in my opinion, has more reason to be called up”, the manager was quoted as saying by ITV.

“But you never know. The fact is it would be foolish as well to say ‘no, no, he’s not ready – he can’t do it’. I am sure he could do it.

“I am sure if there was enough spaces available and if we were taking 30, we’d certainly probably be considering him”, the 68-year-old said further.

“But when it’s 23 and we’ve already got a bit of a headache with the front players – Who can we take? Who might we have to leave out? – to put another one in there who is 18 years of age, has four or five games, is asking a lot.

“But I have been impressed with him”, he insisted.

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