Dean Ashton believes Andy Carroll may have blown his chance of Euro 2016 place v Manchester United

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The former Hammers striker was not overly impressed with Carroll's performance in midweek.

West Ham United’s final game at the Boleyn Ground was certainly eventful. They won the game 3-2 after a late goal from Winston Reid gave them the win against Manchester United.

One man who was present at the game was England manager Roy Hodgson, with rumours he was at the ground to keep an eye on West Ham striker Andy Carroll.

With Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck ruled out it could be Hodgson is looking into other attacking options including in-form Carroll and Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford.

Carroll had chances in the game however and failed to take them, with a one-on-one effort with David De Gea the clearest attempt he had to catch Hodgson’s eye.

But he hit the ball straight at the keeper and one former England and West Ham striker feels he, and Rashford, missed their chance.

Dean Ashton told talkSPORT this week (11/05/2016):

“With Danny Welbeck’s injury I am sure he’ll be looking at who else could step in.

“I neither think Rashford or Carroll had a particularly fantastic game. When Andy went through you just thought ‘go on, stick it away’ but he didn’t quite take it as well as he should have done.

“But I didn’t think either striker shone for Roy.”

Carroll had launched himself back into contention recently after a hat-trick against Arsenal began a run of good form for the bullish centre-forward.

With Welbeck out Carroll’s chances of an England call-up seemed to have improved but his performance against Manchester United was not one of his best considering recent form.

West Ham fans will be hoping he has done enough to warrant a place in the squad for the summer.

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