Manchester United starlet Rashford in England U20 squad for Keepmoat Stadium friendly
Marcus Rashford will not be fast-tracked into Roy Hodgson's squad as the Manchester United teenager will spend the international break with England's Under-20s.
Rashford has been named in Keith Downing’s 20-man squad to face Canada in a friendly at Doncaster Rovers’ Keepmoat Stadium on March 27.
The 18-year-old has rapidly gone from unknown to one of the country’s most feted young players after a remarkable start to life at Old Trafford.
Anthony Martial’s injury ahead of last month’s Europa League tie with FC Midtjylland saw Rashford thrown in at the deep end - an opportunity the striker capitalised on in style, netting twice as United won the do-or-die last-32 second leg 5-1.
Rashford followed that up by netting another double at Old Trafford as title hopefuls Arsenal were defeated 3-2.
The teenager has now started six successive United matches, leading to talk of a late place in the Euro 2016 squad - fuelled in part by England boss Hodgson refusing to rule the striker out of contention.
The striker has so far won two caps at both under-16 and 18 levels.
Ashley Fletcher, on loan from Manchester United at Barnsley, is also in the under-20s squad.
England Under-20s squad to face Canada at the Keepmoat Stadium on Easter Sunday:
Goalkeepers: Angus Gunn (Manchester City) Ted Smith (Southend United),
Defenders: Ola Aina (Chelsea), Mason Holgate (Everton), Reece Burke (Bradford City – on loan from West Ham), Harry Toffolo (Peterborough – on loan from Norwich City), Jake Cooper (Reading), Kean Bryan (Manchester City),
Midfielders: Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur), Bryn Morris (Walsall – on loan from Middlesbrough), Joe Williams (Everton), Charlie Colkett (Chelsea), James Maddison (Coventry - on loan from Norwich), Kasey Palmer (Chelsea).
Forwards: Ryan Kent (Liverpool), Brandon Barker (Manchester City), Alex Gilliead (Carlisle Utd - on loan from Newcastle), Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley - on loan from Manchester United), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Rees Greenwood (Sunderland).