Manchester United duo of Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho have been warned about their position in the England national team by manager Gareth Southgate.
The duo has blown hot and cold in the past season and Southgate admitted they will have a lot to do if they are to be part of his World Cup team that comes in the next five months.
Asked if United players may be fresher without the Champions League to contend with next season, the England boss said: “We’ve only got one with us. They’ve got a lot to do to get back in the squad.
“Well, look, I think the lower the load then of course the less likely for injuries and the hope that players can be that little bit sharper but there’s no way of knowing.
“Some players are at their best when they’re in a rhythm of playing and you talk to some of our lads now and they want to play every game because that’s how they feel they get to their best level. Others need the breaks, they need longer recovery between the matches to be at their best.”
United only had captain Harry Maguire in Southgate’s latest squad and the likes of Rashford should know where they stand with the Southgate in September when they will have two games in the Nations League.