Although they haven’t been in great shape, the Manchester United duo is still part of the manager’s 26-man Three Lions roster.
Mason Mount, a former member of Southgate’s most trusted team, is noticeably absent from United’s roster. The midfielder has recently returned from a serious injury, and the manager is fully aware that giving him more game time may not be in his best interests as he works to regain match fitness.
Before playing one Euro 2024 qualifying match against Italy on Tuesday, October 17, also at home, in a rematch of the tournament’s final in July 2021, England kicks off their activity with a friendly against Australia on Friday, October 13 at Wembley. Everyone is aware of how that particular situation turned out.
How the Reds perform as we approach the break
Rashford has had a sluggish start to the season, netting just one goal in nine games. As the term progresses, Erik ten Hag is optimistic about the forward’s performance.
With regard to Maguire, injuries to United’s defensive line have recently required him to play. If Lisandro Martinez is absent for an extended period of time, the 30-year-old may be given regular playing time.