Martin Keown makes big claim about Daniel Sturridge and Man United starlet

Martin Keown claims that Daniel Sturridge could be competing with Marcus Rashford for a place at Euro 2016

Martin Keown has claimed that Daniel Sturridge could end up fighting Marcus Rashford for a place in the England team at Euro 2016.

Rashford has earned plenty of new admirers since breaking into the Manchester United first team under Louis van Gaal this season.

Sturridge, meanwhile, has been in good form since returning from injury earlier in the season and has scored 13 goals in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s men.

Attentions are now beginning to turn towards this summer’s European championships and which forwards Roy Hodgson could opt to start with in France.

Former Arsenal defender Keown feels that Sturridge has plenty of room for improvement and says he could end up fighting teenager Rashford for a place in the England side.

Writing in his column for the Daily Mail, ex-England man Keown said: “Sturridge produced an amazing finish last night but doesn’t look fit to me and seems to have lost some pace.

“He needs to offer more and, dare I say it, could be fighting with Rashford for a place.”

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Sturridge scored Liverpool’s only goal in their 3-1 Europa League final defeat by Sevilla on Wednesday night in Basel.

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