Rashford has 90 mins to make his Euro 2016 case

Date published: Monday 23rd May 2016 4:14

Marcus Rashford: Set for senior role

Marcus Rashford: Set for senior role

Marcus Rashford is in line to make his England debut against Australia on Friday after reporting for training on Monday.

Three months after making his debut for Manchester United, the 18-year-old joined Roy Hodgson’s squad ahead of Friday’s friendly which forms part of England’s preparation for this summer’s European Championship.

Rashford has scored eight goals in 18 matches since bursting onto the scene at Old Trafford and impressed as United won the FA Cup on Saturday.

The teenager was taken off 72 minutes into the 2-1 extra-time win against Crystal Palace due to a knee complaint, but it is understood the uncapped striker is expected be fit for Friday’s match at Sunderland’s Stadium of Light.

Rashford linked up with the Three Lions on Monday along with United team-mates Wayne Rooney and Chris Smalling and he now looks set to get a run-out and a chance to persuade Hodgson to take him to France.

Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana, James Milner and Nathaniel Clyne also joined up with Hodgson’s squad after being given time off following Wednesday’s Europa League final defeat to Sevilla.

The north-west contingent joined those who did not play in Sunday’s 2-1 win against Turkey for a training session, while those involved at the Etihad Stadium took part in warm-down exercises.

Tuesday is a rest day for the 26-man squad before training resumes at Manchester City’s training complex on Wednesday.

Hodgson is required to chop three players from his provisional squad by May 31, but the England coach is planning on making the announcement after the clash with the Socceroos on Friday.

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