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Man United striker dropped to England U21 squad

Marcus Rashford has been named in Gareth Southgate's England Under-21 squad after not playing a minute in the league for Manchester United this season under Jose Mourinho.

Despite an impressive start to his international career, new England Sam Allardyce has decided not to bring him in his first squad.

Rashford is not playing now so it makes it harder for me to select him, as exciting as he was last year and how he burst on the scene.

At such a young age, do I say, 'Go and play in the Under-21s, get used to international football there, play regularly there and it will help you eventually, hopefully to break into the Manchester United team and then break into the England senior team'?

You've got all those scenarios to consider.

– Sam Allardyce


Barcelona sign goalkeeper Cillesen from Ajax

Ajax goalkeeper Jesper Cillesen has confirmed his transfer to Barcelona, allowing Claudio Bravo to join Manchester City.

The Dutch international tweeted a photo of himself in a Barcelona shirt along with the message "Dreams come true".

Spurs loan midfielder to German side Schalke

Nabil Bentaleb fell out of favour at Spurs. Credit: PA

Schalke have signed Algerian midfielder Nabil Bentaleb from Spurs on a season-long loan, it has been confirmed.

Bentaleb has been pushed to the fringes of the Spurs squad by Mauricio Pochettino in recent months, featuring in only five league games last season.

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