Rashford to fight for his place at Manchester United this season

England striker Harry Kane came on as a second-half substitute against Switzerland

But the youngster is struggling to hold down a regular starting place for his club side, with boss Jose Mourinho preferring Belgium worldwide Romelu Lukaku as his main striker.

The Manchester-born striker has been in and out of the United starting XI ever since Jose Mourinho became manager in 2016, but Southgate insists the Portuguese coach is a "huge admirer".

The 20-year-old has started just one game for United so far this season and will miss the next three through suspension following his red card in the 2-0 win over Burnley last time out.

Gareth Southgate has warned his England players that it will be hard to pick them for next month's Nations League games in Croatia and Spain if they are not playing regularly for their clubs.

Southgate made sure not to say anything that could be perceived as critical of Pep Guardiola, but the England manager believes it is part of a wider problem that is squeezing out some of the country's better players. Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek, another starter against Swtizerland, kept his place in the England squad despite not starting any of the Blues' opening four league games this season. Come the end of the season he then has to make the decision. Is Rashford good enough to be Manchester United's centre-forward for them trying to win the Premier League or the Champions League?

Rashford scored both goals in England's two games during the worldwide break - the opener against Spain in the 2-1 UEFA Nations League defeat and the victor in the 1-0 victory over Switzerland. He's got huge competition for places at his club, so you can understand that (frustration).

"I was delighted [with Rashford] because we really wanted to make him feel important over this period", Southgate said.

"It was important especially to get him in the penalty box and remembering the areas he needs to be scoring goals from".

"He's got huge competition for places at his club so you can understand that", Southgate said. "They have to rotate their squads".

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