Euro 2016 too early for Rashford

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Marcus Rashford not ready for England yet – Nicky Butt

Manchester United head of academy Nicky Butt has warned England against picking teenage striker Marcus Rashford for Euro 2016.

England boss Roy Hodgson has left the door open for the 18-year-old to make his squad after scoring four goals in his first two games for United.

But former United and England midfield Butt told BBC Sport: “I think that’s well too soon for Marcus.

“It could backfire on everybody and might not be the right thing for him.”

Rashford scored twice on his debut against FC Midtjylland and then two more in a 3-2 win over Arsenal but has not netted in his four games since then.

Butt added: “I’m not telling an England manager what to do; it’s his job to pick whoever he feels.

“But for me he’s a young boy who’s still learning the game and has got a long way to go yet.

“I think talk of England is well too soon for Marcus.

“He has phenomenal potential for England and Manchester United and I think [picking him] too soon might do him more harm than good.”


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