Rashford was barely played at Euro 2016.

Marcus Rashford brilliantly freestyles while on holiday in Dubai

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One of Roy Hodgson's biggest regrets at Euro 2016 could well be not giving Marcus Rashford more game time. 

England crashed and burned to an embarrassing exit in the last 16 at the hands of Iceland - who lost to France 5-2 in the quarter-finals - and were forced to pay for a lack of threat going forward.

Harry Kane endured a woeful tournament, Daniel Sturridge flattered to deceive after scoring the winner against Wales, Jamie Vardy struggled to apply himself and Raheem Sterling - well, he was just plain awful.


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Indeed, Hodgson's decision to afford Rashford just four minutes against Iceland was heavily scrutinised.

And as if further evidence was needed of his ability, a video has emerged of the striker showcasing his impressive skill set while on holiday in Dubai (see below).

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How England could have done with such flair against Russia, Slovakia and Iceland.

There's no telling whether Rashford would have made a real difference, of course, but following a debut season where he took the Premier League by storm, there's little doubt he deserved the chance to at least try.

Nevertheless, Rashford's Euro 2016 dream is well and truly over and his focus will now be on Manchester United and Jose Mourinho.


Widespread change is set to ensue at Old Trafford and the striker could well be a victim of that after Zlatan Ibrahimovic's arrival was confirmed last week.

The 34-year-old, whose Paris Saint-Germain contract expired recently, is one of world football's finest finishers and will likely occupy the lone striker role when the new Premier League season commences next month.

Where Rashford will now feature in Mourinho's plans, then, is a mystery. It would be unjust to completely cast him aside in favour of more experienced players, but recent activity suggests a new-look side is being built at the Theatre of Dreams.

However, according to the Daily Mail, Mourinho has taken steps to assure the starlet that he will be central to his plans next term.

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The report suggests that the Portuguese met with Rashford, alongside Chris Smalling and Wayne Rooney, prior to Euro 2016 at St. George's Park to discuss what next season will hold.

And frankly, Mourinho would be wise to play Rashford as much as possible given the sheer potential he possesses.

Fast, strong, skilful and clinical, the teenager has all the attributes to become world class.

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