Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag on Marcus Rashford World Cup chances: “It’s quite obvious and quite clear (he can). He played really good seasons and this season he has had a great comeback. He’s shown his great potential and quality.”
Erik ten Hag has backed Marcus Rashford to make England’s World Cup squad despite the injured forward being set to miss out on a Nations League international recall.
Rashford has started the campaign in promising fashion for United and was expected to be named in Gareth Southgate’s squad on Thursday for the forthcoming games against Italy and Germany.
But the 24-year-old is still feeling the effects of an injury picked up in the 3-1 Premier League victory over Arsenal on September 4, when he scored twice to take his season’s tally to three.
Ten Hag: Rashford is capable enough
“He’s not available. The consequence after Arsenal, he has a muscle injury,” Ten Hag said at his pre-match press conference.
Asked whether Rashford can now make England’s World Cup squad in Qatar. Also, he added: “It’s quite obvious and quite clear (he can).
“He played really good seasons and this season he has had a great comeback. He’s shown his great potential and quality.
“No, I don’t think too long (his absence), but I cannot tell how long. It’s not really bad and we expect him to be back quite soon in the team.”