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​Allardyce claims Rashford not done enough for England starting spot

Former Everton and England manager Sam Allardyce believes that Marcus Rashford has not done enough to warrant a starting berth for the Three Lions during the upcoming World Cup.

Many feel that the display of the youngster would earn him a starting-spot when England open their World Cup campaign against Tunisia on June 18.

However, when asked if Rashford deserve to start, Big Sam told talkSPORT: "Er, probably not, no."

"If Gareth is thinking about rotation, using the full strength and depth of his squad, I think he [Rashord] will come in in the group stages and start a game," Allardyce added.

"Looking at all the changes Gareth made to the team yesterday, and I know it wasn't big opposition but given how well they performed, I don't think he'll pick the same XI for all three group games.

"I think he'll use a rotation system, which is very important if you're going to go a long way in the World Cup."

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