World Cup Scoring two goals doesn’t give you automatic shirt – Wilshere tells Man United star. Marcus Rashford of Manchester United has been informed by former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere that he is not yet at the point in the England group where he is untouchable.
Despite the 25-year-old scored twice against Wales on Tuesday to make it three goals in three World Cup games, this is the case.
The striker came in as a second-half replacement for the first two games against Iran and the USA, but he started the match against Wales.
As the group B champions, Rashford has assisted Gareth Southgate’s team in securing their spot in the round of sixteen in Qatar.
Despite highlighting Rashford’s significance to Southgate, Wilshere stated he would not be shocked if the manager again went to players like Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling in the knockout rounds of the World Cup. England will play Senegal in their next match on Sunday.
“I was listening to the TV analysts suggest Rashford needs to start against Senegal in the last 16 on Sunday,” he said in an interview with The Sun.
However, before drawing what many may deem to be the correct conclusion, we need stand back.
“Just because he scored two goals against Wales, he isn’t automatically selected for the following match,” the coach said.