It’s no secret that Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard are best friends. The duo play together for club (Manchester United) and country (England) and even vacation together.
So it’s a given that they get a bit of stick for their bromance and that’s exactly what happened when Rashford reported for England duty without his good buddy.
Not from Gareth Southgate or any of his coaching staff or any of the England players, but from the Three Lions staff that were welcoming players at the reception of St. George’s Park:
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One glance at their social media feeds and it’s obvious that the two are inseparable and the fact that the staff members are trolling Rashford is absolutely brilliant.
Lingard and Rashford played a vital role in England’s run to the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, but with the former hasn’t made the best of starts to the 2018/19 season, primarily due to injury.
Currently, he’s recuperating at Carrington from a suspected groin injury and is expected to be eased into action by Jose Mourinho.
England will have to make do without the Manchester United winger as they take on the likes of Croatia (October 12) and Spain (October 15) in the second international break of the season.
United have already withdrawn Luke Shaw from the England squad after the in-form fullback suffered a knock and will hope Rashford comes back unscathed for they have a busy fixture list towards the end of October.
Immediately after the international break, the Red Devils travel to Stamford Bridge for a Premier League clash with Chelsea.
The Blues have made a stunning start to the season, in stark contrast with their rivals, and will be heavy favourites to clinch the tie in West London.