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Gareth Southgate told Man United Newcastle loss answers his EURO 2024 question



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Gareth Southgate has been told that Manchester United’s loss against Newcastle answers his England call-up question.

Manchester United fell to a 1-0 defeat in the Premier League on Saturday evening at the hands of Newcastle United at St James’ Park.

Anthony Gordan’s goal was the strike that separated the two teams on the scoresheet, but on the field, the Geordie team were the far superior side on the night, with Erik ten Hag‘s men lucky not to lose by three or four goals.

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Marcus Rashford has been singled out for particular criticism for his performance, with many pointing out that he did nothing to track back and help his team defensively while also being sub-par in attack.

Rashford has become a mainstay in Gareth Southgate’s England squad, and although he does not always start, he tends to be a guaranteed squad member. However, his poor form of late has some questioning whether he should be dropped from the squad, with Gordon taking his place – something Jermaine Jenas thinks should happen.

“Gareth Southgate has to give some serious consideration to selecting Anthony Gordon,” Jenas told TNT Sports on Saturday evening.

“Yes, we know he is loyal to players he has selected before, but compared to Marcus Rashford, his (Gordon’s) workrate is far superior at the moment. You cannot ignore what Gordon is doing at the minute.”

There are no international breaks scheduled until March 2024, meaning Rashford does have plenty of time to fix his form and win back his place, but with EURO 2024 looming at the end of the current season, Rashford will need to pick it up sooner rather than later, especially with a talented player such as Anthony Gordon rising the ranks.