Harry Redknapp believes Manchester United's Marcus Rashford will not get a game at the European Championships

Harry Redknapp

Marcus Rashford's inclusion in England's 23-man squad for the European Championships took many pundits by surprise.

 

Harry Redknapp during the festivalHarry Redknapp has doubts over whether Marcus Rashford will play at all at Euro 2016

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp explained to Sky Sports News how he feels Marcus Rashford will not play a single game at the European Championships this summer.

The Manchester United striker was confirmed as part of Roy Hodgson's squad of 23 yesterday, but Redknapp is not convinced he will get on the pitch in France.

"In all honesty, I can't really see him playing," Redknapp said. "I like him and he's going to be a real player in the future. I wouldn't see Rashford getting a game and I'll be surprised if he gets too much, if any, games personally."

England's Marcus Rashford warms up before the game

The wealth of attacking options at Hodgson's disposal is the main reason that Redknapp thinks Rashford will find it hard to break into the team and he went on to explain to Sky Sports how hard it will be for the youngster.

"But we've got Kane, we've got Vardy, we've got Sturridge, we've got Rooney - I think Hodgson has got a lot of options up front," he said.

Harry Kane celebrates with Jamie Vardy after scoring the first goal for England

The 18-year-old was named in the England squad just 96 days after his Manchester United debut, and he has enjoyed a hugely impressive debut season at Old Trafford. He managed to scored eight goals in 18 appearances for United.

Rashford has explosive pace and holds the trump card of unpredictability which can be used to great effect against nations who know little about the teenager. Surely there will be a moment when Hodgson deems it worthwhile to give the youngster some experience, or will Rashford be made to suffer the same fate as Theo Walcott in 2006 when Sven-Göran Eriksson took the then 16-year-old to the World Cup and refused to give him any game time?

Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring the first goal for England

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