Marcus Rashford is not in Jose Mourinho’s England XI.
If Jose Mourinho were to select the England team to face Croatia in their Euro 2020 opening on Sunday, he would not select Marcus Rashford or Luke Shaw, both of whom are former Manchester United players.
Mourinho stated that both Harry Kane and Jack Grealish would be “untouchables” in his starting eleven, leaving no room for Rashford, who has been one of Mourinho’s most consistent players at Old Trafford.
Grealish, Mason Mount, and Phil Foden formed an attacking trio behind Kane, with Declan Rice and Kalvin Phillips in support.
Luis Figo comes to mind when I see him…
He’s incredibly forceful in the manner he gets forward and gets penalties.
Mourinho told talkSPORT: “Grealish is untouchable, and his best position is coming in from the left.” “It creates an issue since Rashford is limited to playing there. He entirely loses his dynamic when he plays on the right side, and it is utterly broken. On the left side, he’s a force to be reckoned with when it comes to attacking space.
“Grealish, in my opinion, is a master of his craft. He reminds me a little bit of Luis Figo… I’m not lying, he reminds me a little bit of Luis Figo… He’s incredibly forceful in the way he gets forward and gets penalties, and I like him a lot.
“I’d play Grealish on the left, Mount as the number 10, and inverted wingers, which I really enjoy, so I’d play Foden on the right.”
With Harry Maguire injured, Mourinho named a back four consisting of John Stones, Tyrone Mings, Ben Chilwell, and Kyle Walker in front of Dean Henderson, the only United player he selected.
Mourinho stated, “I would go with Chilwell at left-back.” “I wouldn’t hesitate… He is intelligent, he covers the space, is dangerous in attack, good in the air and at set-pieces.
“(Shaw) I think has had a good season, clearly an evolution in terms of emotionally and professionally, but I think Chilwell has something more, especially with the ball, the way he thinks. Under duress, he maintains a cool demeanor. Chilwell is one of my favorite actors.”
Henderson has only one cap for England, but Mourinho said he had full faith. (This is a brief piece.)