Rashford wants England U21 chance

Marcus Rashford says that he would like to feature for England at the U21 Euro Championships despite Jose Mourinho’s reservations about his involvement.

The Manchester United manager recently commented that it made 'no sense' for his young striker to participate in the tournament, since he was already an established member of the England senior team.

Regardless, the 19-year old has made it clear that he would consider travelling to Poland with Aidy Boothroyd's young England squad, should he be selected.

“It is up to the coaching staff and the managers to decide if I go to that. But if I do go, I’ll be approaching it with the same attitude as I do to the seniors. It is exciting times," he told Goal.

“Getting tournament experience is massive," Rashford continued. "As long as everything is aiming towards the long-term objective, we obviously want to be successful and win trophies. 

"So whatever we have to do to get to that, whether it is going down to gain the experience, everyone is happy to do that.

“I’m a completely different player now compared to where I was this time last season. People don’t always look at that, they look at the results but they don’t look at what you do to get the results. 

"When it all comes together people will start to realise."

“My overall game [has changed]. I’ve been playing in wider positions and now me knowing what the forwards wants helps me, and also helps me know that the winger wants when I get in the middle.

“The modern-day forward and attacker is not just a number nine or number 10 or just a winger. It is someone who can interchange between the positions if they are needed to. 

"I think I’m a number nine but if I have to move to other positions for certain games it is what you have to do and it is part of your attributes,” the striker added.