Marcus Rashford plays for England Under-20 team

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It's been an incredible month or so for teenager Marcus Rashford. Since making his debut for Manchester United against FC Midtjylland back in February, the striker has well and truly come to prominence at Old Trafford.

In eight games for the first-team, Rashford has already found the back of the net on five occasions. 

The 18-year-old has even scored giants Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester City. At the tender age of 18, there appears to be no stopping him in pursuit of glory. 


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In fact, despite being a relatively unknown quantity just over one month ago, there have even been a few murmurs that he could force his way into Roy Hodgson's England squad for Euro 2016. 

That, in truth, appears to be extremely unlikely, but there's every chance that the youngster will have a bright future with the national team. 

Under 20s cruise to victory 

For now, though, he is very much involved with the country's Under-20 side. In fact, as reported by The Sun, it has been revealed that he featured in a 'behind-closed-doors' match against Canada on Thursday. 

The dynamic forward came off the bench to help the young Three Lions cruise to a 4-1 victory at the Keepmoat Stadium. 

Ultimately, it was Rashford's Manchester United teammate who outshone him on this occasion. Ashley Fletcher, another young forward on the books at Old Trafford, found the back of the net for England.

Fletcher is currently on loan at League One outfit Barnsley and has three goals in 13 appearances this season. He's clearly not quite progressing at the rate of Rashford, but there's no reason why he won't be able to go on to bigger and better things over the coming years. 

Manchester City striker Brandon Barker, Chelsea’s Kasey Palmer and Newcastle forward Alex Gillead, who is currently on loan at Carlise, also struck for the Under-20 side. 

Rashford for Euro 2016?

With Euro 2016 very much on the horizon, should Hodgson consider Rashford at this stage? Probably not. There's absolutely no need to rush him and England are well equipped in the forward line right now. 

With Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane in sublime form, Hodgson will be well aware that he has one of the deadliest attacks in Europe to pick from. 

The England manager also has captain Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck, Theo Walcott and Andy Carroll to choose from, so Rashford may well have to wait a little while just yet. 

When do you expect Rashford to make his full England debut? Have your say below! 

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