It has been confirmed. Manchester United have three players aboard England’s plane for Euro 2016. Captain Wayne Rooney, defender Chris Smalling and wildcard Marcus Rashford will all be jetting off to France next week.
Credit has to go to Roy Hodgson for choosing the in-form Marcus Rashford in his final squad, and it’s a brilliant way to end an outstanding campaign for the young man.
Wayne Rooney was always going to go. Roy Hodgson made him his captain and there was always going to be a spot on the plane for him, particularly after an excellent cameo against Australia last week.
Onto Chris Smalling. The defender didn’t put in the best of performances in the aforementioned Australia game, but you felt like his club form this season warranted a spot in the finalised squad.
Hopefully, all these lads can get some minutes on the pitch, put in some excellent displays, and who knows, England could go on to have an excellent tournament…
Check out the full 23-man squad below: