Marcus Rashford 'to fight for Manchester United place'

Jamie Carragher was speaking on Sky Sports after England's win over Switzerland on Tuesday

Jamie Carragher was speaking on Sky Sports after England's win over Switzerland on Tuesday

Carragher suggested that the 20-year-old would be better served by joining Everton - the club where Lukaku refined himself into a top-class striker - in order to fulfil his huge potential.

The Manchester-born striker has been in and out of the United starting XI ever since Jose Mourinho became manager in 2016, but Southgate insists the Portuguese coach is a "huge admirer".

Rashford is again struggling for game time at Old Trafford this season, but Southgate says his performances for England this week will boost his confidence when he returns to club duty under Jose Mourinho.

'Marcus loves the club and does not want to move but he wants to be a striker or at least play down the middle as a No 10, ' a source at United told The Sun.

"They understand it is hard to pick players if we are seven, eight weeks into the season and they are not playing", Southgate said. Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, another starter against Swtizerland, kept his place in the England squad despite not starting any of the Blues' opening four league games this season.

The midfielder made his first start of the season against Switzerland having previously just come off the bench twice for Maurizio Sarri's men. Is Rashford good enough to be Manchester United's centre-forward for them trying to win the Premier League or the Champions League?

Rashford scored two goals in two games during the global break, opening the scoring in a 2-1 defeat to Spain and scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over Switzerland.

"We really wanted to make Marcus feel important over this period", said Southgate, according to Sky Sports. "They have to rotate their squads".

"It's not my business to interfere with club managers, they have a hard job to do and they have big squads at the top six, huge competition for places, so Jose thinks the world of Marcus". Possibly Everton is the sort of club you are looking at, just below the top six, for someone like Rashford, similar to what Lukaku did.

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