Emotional Marcus Rashford opens on ‘inexplicable feeling’ of England captaincy for the first time, with Manchester United man scoring the winning goal in Euro 2020 victory over Romania
Marcus Rashford has felt that he has been described as ‘inexplicable’ after leading his country outside for the first time on Sunday.
Rashford wore the armband as England defeated Romania 1-0 at The Riverside in their final warm-up match ahead of Euro 2020, with the attacker marking the occasion by scoring the only goal from the penalty spot.
With regular skipper Harry Kane among the substitutes, Manchester United star Rashford said being captain was ‘an honour’.
Marcus Rashford said the feeling of being England captain for the first time is ‘inexplicable’
Rashford wrote on Twitter: “I’ve always thought you don’t need an armband to be a leader on the pitch, but I can’t lie, this feeling is inexplicable.
“Thank you @England, what an honour.”
Despite being only 23 years old, Rashford was the most experienced member of England’s Sunday starting lineup in international caps.
Rashford, who made his debut in 2016, has now played 41 times for England and found the net 12 times.
Rashford, who was withdrawn in the 75th minute, hopes to have done enough to be included in the starting lineup when England face Croatia in their opening group stage match next weekend.
Rashford, who marked the occasion by scoring, said wearing the bracelet was an ‘honour’
His entry into Euro 2020 follows a grueling campaign in which he made 57 appearances for United across all competitions.
Rashford has struggled with foot and shoulder problems all season and will undergo surgery after the European Championship for at least one of those injuries, most likely his foot.
according to the mirrorThere are concerns at United that Rashford may miss the start of next season as a result of the surgery.
Rashford will hope he has done enough to earn a starting spot for the clash with Croatia