England players need club games to keep places says Gareth Southgate

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The Mirror reports that Rashford is determined to prove himself at Old Trafford, though, and has no plans to leave the club despite his contract now having less than two years to run on it.

It also appears the announcement caught the rest of Roberto Martinez's squad by surprise with Kompany revealing his compatriots found the decision hilarious and something he may later come to change.

Gareth Southgate has insisted that Jose Mourinho "thinks the world" of Marcus Rashford despite his lack of playing time at Manchester United. He's got huge competition for places at his club, so you can understand that (frustration).

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"Everton is a club where someone like a Rashford knows he can play every week".

"Jose thinks the world of Marcus".

"Even if some of those other top players who have broken into the team, some of the step-overs and things Ronaldo was doing at that age, but he wasn't converting them into the number of goals, so we have got to give him time to develop". Is Rashford good enough to be Manchester United's centre-forward for them trying to win the Premier League or the Champions League? "They have to rotate their squads".

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Rashford has started two games for United this season and will miss the next three - starting with Saturday's away Premier League fixture at Watford - after being sent off in the match against Burnley. "For me, I was delighted because we really wanted to make him feel important over this period anyway".

"It was important especially to get him in the penalty box and remembering the areas he needs to be scoring goals from".

Jose Mourinho has tended to play Rashford out wide when giving the youngster a chance, and it could be that the England worldwide searches for a new club in under a year's time.

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Romelu Lukaku has been United's undisputed first-choice striker since arriving in a £75 million deal from Everton in the summer of 2017, leaving Rashford to get the majority of his first-team minutes from the substitutes' bench or starting on the wing.