Thursday, 01 December 2022 11:57

World Cup: Scoring two goals doesn’t give you automatic shirt – Wilshere tells Man United star

Former Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has told Manchester United star Marcus Rashford he is not yet at the level of being untouchable in the England squad.

This is despite the 25-year-old scoring twice against Wales on Tuesday to take his World Cup tally to three out of three matches.

While the striker started the game against Wales, he was a second-half substitute for the first two matches against Iran and the USA.

 

Rashford has helped Gareth Southgate’s side secure their place in the round of sixteen in Qatar, emerging winners of Group B.

England will face Senegal in their next game in the knockout stage of the World Cup on Sunday, and despite underlining Rashford’s importance to Southgate, Wilshere admitted he would not be surprised if the manager turned to the likes of Bukayo Saka and Raheem Sterling again in the knockout stages.

He said, I was listening to the TV commentators saying Rashford has to start against Senegal in the last 16 on Sunday.

But we should take a step back before jumping to what many might feel is the right conclusion.

Just because he’s scored two goals against Wales doesn’t make him an automatic pick for the next game.

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