Rashford opens up on captaining England for the first time

Emotional Marcus Rashford opens up on ‘unexplainable feeling’ of captaining England for the first time, with the Manchester United man scoring the winning goal in 1-0 win over Romania before Euro 2020

  • Marcus Rashford described the feeling of captaining England as ‘unexplainable’ 
  • Rashford scored as he wore the armband for the first time in win versus Romania
  • The 23-year-old will hope he’s done enough to start for England versus Croatia 
  • Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.

Marcus Rashford has described the feeling of captaining England for the first time as ‘unexplainable’.

Rashford wore the armband as England beat Romania 1-0 at The Riverside in their final warm up game 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 stated that being captain was ‘an honour’. 

Marcus Rashford said the feeling of captaining England for the first time is ‘unexplainable’

Rashford wrote on Twitter: ‘I’ve always been in the mindset that you don’t need an armband to be a leader on the pitch but I can’t lie, this feeling is unexplainable. Thank you @England what an honour.’

Despite being only 23 years old, Rashford was the most experienced member of Sunday’s starting lineup for England in terms of international caps.

Rashford, who made his debut in 2016, has now played 41 times for England and has found the net on 12 occasions. 

Rashford, who marked the occasion by scoring, said wearing the armband is an ‘honour’

Rashford, who was withdrawn in the 75th minute, will hope to have done enough to be included in the starting lineup when England face Croatia next weekend in their opening group stage fixture.

His involvement at Euro 2020 follows a grueling campaign in which he made 57 appearances for United across all competitions.

Throughout the season Rashford struggled with foot and shoulder problems and he is set to undergo surgery after the Euros on at least one of those injuries, most likely his foot.  

According to The Mirror, there are concerns at United that Rashford may miss the start of next season as a result of the surgery.

Rashford will hope that he has done enough to earn a starting berth for the clash with Croatia

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