Rashford has been one of the stand-out youngsters in the Premier League this season, saving the Red Devils in their Europa League tie against FC Midtjylland before shining in the club’s 3-2 victory over Arsenal at Old Trafford at the end of February.
He hasn’t managed to continue with his incredible goalscoring record—having bagged four in his first two outings—but he’s made a series of valuable contributions since, including winners against Manchester City and Aston Villa.
— England (@England) May 12, 2016
The youngster has managed four in 10 in the EPL, as well as two further goals in the Europa League, and ought to have been a shoo-in for England’s squad for the U-20 tournament in the south of France, having featured for the youth team as recently as the end of March.
It’s reasonable to infer that, considering his odd omission from the U-21 team [via England’s official Twitter], Rashford may be being held back for an unlikely spot in England’s squad—or at least Roy Hodgon’s provisional selection—for the seniors’ campaign at the European Championships this summer.
With Rashford overlooked, Chelsea duo Nathaniel Chalobah and Ruben Loftus-Cheek are among the most high-profile inclusions, with Aston Villa wonderkid Jack Grealish and Norwich City starlet Nathan Redmond also named.