Rashford on facing Scotland and ‘upsetting’ Sir Alex Ferguson
Marcus Rashford has been speaking about facing Scotland at Euro 2020 and the possibility of upsetting former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
England vs Scotland: Line-ups
England to Secure Qualification
England have actually now been victorious in their last seven matches in all competitions, conceding just once during that run, and the fact that Ben Chilwell and Jadon Sancho did not even make the bench against Croatia is an indication of the strength present in the current squad.
The Three Lions, who have not made it past the quarter-finals of the European Championship since reaching the final four in 1996, are unbeaten in their last four games with Scotland, although the two nations played out a 2-2 draw when they last locked horns in 2017 during qualification for the 2018 World Cup.
The Scots will unquestionably be fired up to take on their rivals on Friday evening, but it remains to be seen whether they have enough quality across the park to upset an England side that might actually be wary of topping the section, considering that Portugal, France or Germany could be waiting in the round of 16.
Scotland are playing in their first European Championship since 1996, when they also famously took on England in the group stage, and first major tournament since the 1998 World Cup. Clarke’s team were always outsiders when it came to claiming a top-two spot in this group, but a positive result on Friday would leave them in the mix, for second or third, ahead of their final game with Croatia.
Clarke is expected to make a couple of changes from the side that started against Czech, and it would not be a surprise to see Southampton’s Che Adams come in for a start in the final third of the field.
Scotland desperately need to avoid defeat, but it’s tough to see anything other than a routine victory for Southgate’s side. The Three Lions were defensively impressive against Croatia, and they will probably keep another clean sheet in a comfortable success in the English capital.