Cape Town - Manchester
United forward Marcus Rashford says the competition for places with
Anthony Martial will only make him a better player.
The England international and his French team-mate have both been
vying for a place in Jose Mourinho’s attack, and Rashford is glad to be
kept on his toes, saying that "without it, you don't improve".
"I think we're both enjoying our football at the moment, we're both
having our say in the games, and it's good for us, good for the manager,
good for the team."
The Three Lions are preparing for Thursday’s World Cup qualifier
against Slovenia. At club level, Rashford is finding it impossible to
replace Romelu Lukaku as United’s centre-forward, while at international
level Harry Kane has a monopoly on that starting berth.
"That's not in my hands," Rashford said about the prospect of playing
up front. "If I'm not playing there, I'm not playing there.
"But wherever I'm playing, I try to get the same results. Obviously,
you have to do it in a different way but it's not my decision. I'm a
striker but if you have to play elsewhere to wait for your time, so be
England face Slovenia at Wembley on Thursday in their penultimate
qualifier en route to Russia 2018, with Rashford one of four strikers in
Gareth Southgate’s squad, which also includes Jermain Defoe and Daniel