Robbie Savage backs Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford for Euro 2016, instead of Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge

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The Welshman has picked the strikers he would take to Euro 2016 for England.

Former Wales international Robbie Savage has been discussing the team that England should take to the European Championships in the summer – a tournament in which they will face the Welsh.

In particular, he discussed the striking options for England and picked the five strikers he would take to France – with an Arsenal and Liverpool player both surprisingly getting the Savage omission.

Speaking to BT Sport earlier today he suggested that England boss Roy Hodgson should leave Liverpool striker and Arsenal strikers Daniel Sturridge and Danny Welbeck at home – and bring in Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford and West Ham striker Andy Carroll:

“I think he’ll take five (strikers).

“I would take, in this minute at time, right now. I would take (Jamie) Vardy, (Harry) Kane, I would take (Wayne) Rooney because he’s coming back to fitness. I would then take Andy Carroll, something different off the bench and I would take Marcus Rashford.

“I think he (Hodgson) will take (Danny) Welbeck 100 per cent.

“I would leave Sturridge at home because at this moment in time Rashford, wow, he’s young but so what he is good enough.

“He’s scoring goals for Manchester United, a United team that has been struggling. That goal the other night at West Ham, incredible.”

He did seem to go back slightly on the Carroll idea, but Savage is still very keen on Rashford taking Sturridge’s place in the England set-up.

The Liverpool striker has had a poor season with injuries this term and has struggled to find his best form since getting back to full fitness.

Rashford on the other hand has been a revelation at Old Trafford – scoring six goals in 11 games this season including a wonderful strike against West Ham in the FA Cup this week.

Many however will feel that it is too early for the 18-year-old to get the nod and that the more experienced Liverpool star should get the nod.

But who knows? Perhaps Rashford will get a shock call-up.

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