Hodgson: Rashford a ‘serious contender’ for Euro spot

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England manager Roy Hodgson admits that he is seriously considering Marcus Rashford for his final Euro 2016 squad after the teenage striker scored within three minutes of his debut.

The 18-year-old burst onto the scene this year with five goals from 11 appearances for Manchester United, and opened the scoring in England's 2-1 win over Australia in Friday's friendly at the Stadium of Light.

His late-season form for the Red Devils made him a surprise inclusion in Hodgson's 26-man preliminary squad for the upcoming European championships in France, and could now make the final 23-man list which will be announced on Tuesday.

"What a debut. I'm pleased for him," Hodgson said. "The subject of Marcus Rashford, I guess, will chop a few trees down tomorrow. I thought he did well.

"But I wasn't surprised with the way he played. He was always one of the players who was seriously competing for a place in the 23 and he's done his chances of travelling with us no harm.

"But nothing changes in that respect because we wouldn't have him with us in the 26 if we didn't think he was a serious contender for the 23.

"Let's wait and see…I've got until Tuesday to name my squad but he wouldn't be out of place in anyone's 23."

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