England manager Roy Hodgson rates Manchester United sensation Marcus Rashofrd more highly than West Ham United powerhouse Andy Carroll, according to The Guardian.
The Three Lions are set to name their squad for the Euro 2016 tournament in the near future but have a number of injury concerns to manage.
With Arsenal attacker Danny Welbeck out of contention following injury, a striking berth has become available and there are a number of contenders to take the former United man’s place.
Rashford has burst onto the scene at Old Trafford in the second half of the season and looks like a real find, despite his young age.
Carroll meanwhile has been in much improved form since returning from injury and netted a hat-trick against Arsenal last month.
The latest report suggests that Rashford will be called into the national group for upcoming friendly fixtures and is ahead of Carroll in the pecking order.
However, despite the United teenager getting a chance to make his international debut before the tournament, he may well be on the standby list rather than immediately in the squad.