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Marcus Rashford reacts after England pre-World Cup squad omission

Marcus Rashford has broken his silence after being omitted from the England squad for games against Italy and Germany.

Gareth Southgate named a 28-man squad for the Nations League games which take place later this month.

Rashford was tipped to get a place in Southgate’s squad, but he missed out due to a muscle injury he suffered against Arsenal.

Jadon Sancho is another big-name Manchester United player who has been left out of the international squad.

Both forwards have produced some encouraging performances under Erik ten Hag but have been overlooked by the England boss.

Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw and Dean Henderson are the three Red Devils who have earned a call-up.

Rashford has reacted to his omission, citing his recent injury playing a major reason behind Southgate’s decision.

He wrote on Twitter, “Good luck to the boys later today @ManUtd.

“In regards to England, every player wants to represent (their) country, and I’m no different! Unfortunately, I’m not ready yet as I’ve picked up an untimely injury.”

The 24-year-old has bagged three goals and two assists in the six Premier League games this term.

This includes match-winners against Liverpool and Arsenal.

He is just one short of the goal tally he achieved last season.

Ten Hag’s style of play has helped the forward find space between defenders.

He is looking more confident with the ball at his feet – something which was missing from his performances last year.

The FIFA World Cup is just around the corner, and Rashford will be hoping to impress Southgate to make the cut in the final squad.