Euro 2020: Maguire and Rashford in doubt for activation

The physical condition of Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford seems to have turned into a headache for the coach of the English representative, Gareth Southgate

Harry Maguire is in a race against time, to be available in England's first match in Europe, exactly the one against Croatia. The Manchester United defender is one of the most important points of the Southgate formation. For this reason, his absence would upset many balances in the defensive ward of the "3 Lions".

Maguire had expressed quite confident that he would overcome the injury, in due time to play in the Europa League final. But the facts show that the player needs time to recover from the injury he received on May 9 during the match against Aston Villa. This trouble, but also other problems, were the reason why Gareth Southgate included a full 12 defenders in the provisional list of players accumulated for Euro 2020.

Meanwhile, another concern of the number 1 bench of "3 Lions" is Marcus Rashford. United talent, unlike his teammate Maguire, is not suffering any physical injuries, except for a few minor shoulder injuries. But the young striker looks quite tired from a long season at Premier League. Rashford played a key role in United's journey to the Europa League final, as well as in the Red Devils' good showing in the league. However, his enthusiasm and physical strength have not been in the right caliber lately.

In a dynamic competition, packed with matches, and very tiring and combative, Southgate has every right to worry about the shape of his striker. Having said that, the 11 starters in the English national team still remain a dilemma, until the start of € 2020.

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