July 16, 2024

Euro 2024: Big mistake – Scholes expresses concern as Southgate drops two England players

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has voiced his concern about the lack of “tournament know-how” in England’s attack for Euro 2024, suggesting that manager Gareth Southgate may have made a big mistake by excluding Jack Grealish and Marcus Rashford.

Grealish was initially included in the provisional 33-man squad, he was ultimately left out of the final 26 due to inconsistent form and fitness issues last season.

Rashford, meanwhile, was also omitted after a disappointing season with Manchester United, where he scored only eight goals across all competitions.

In a post via his Instagram, Scholes said:

“Trying to make my mind up about this England squad, love him or hate will miss the experience of [Harry] Maguire defensively,” Scholes said on Instagram.

“LB [left-back] a big problem, major lack experience in mf [midfield] but [Declan] Rice is good enough to bring all together.

“Worried about forward line, obvs love [Phil] Foden/[Harry] Kane/[Bukayo] Saka…honestly think not having the major tournament know-how of Rashford and Grealish as backups (been there and done it) is a big mistake!!”

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