England national football team boss Gareth Southgate warns Marcus Rashford and
Raheem Sterling: Find form or I will not pick you.
Gareth Southgate is ready to be ruthless in his quest for the Euros crown
And Three Lions boss Southgate said: “There are two guys you have mentioned there
who has consistently played well with England and we hope that we can see that
through the summer.
“But there is real competition for all players in all positions.
“There is an element of them having to deliver because we have got that competition and
we are also going to have to be able to refresh the team.
“You of course have guys who have regularly delivered and you give them opportunities
but it has to be a meritocracy.
“If you’ve got a team where the players know that the players playing the best aren’t in
the team, then they will question the decisions and fairness of that.
“There are some more experienced players but all players have to be playing well to get
in the team.”
United hero Rashford, 23, managed just three goals and three assists since the start of
March. He battled a succession of injuries, most recently shoulder and foot problems,
and has not played for England since last October.