Marcus Rashford sits out England training for second day in a row

Marcus Rashford sits out England training for second day in a row

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Marcus Rashford has again missed England training ahead of their World Cup opener against Tunisia on Monday.

Rashford has a knock to his knee but the England camp say the injury is not a major concern.

The 20-year-old was able to do some individual training in the gym at the team hotel.

Rashford impressed in England’s final warm-up game against Costa Rica last week, prompting speculation he may be in the starting line-up to face Tunisia.

But manager Gareth Southgate revealed earlier this week that Rashford had suffered a “slight knock” in training on Monday.

Rashford also attempted to allay concerns about his fitness on Twitter on Wednesday evening.

“Thanks for the messages I’ve been getting,” he posted. “Picked up a slight niggle but nothing to worry about.”

Southgate and the rest of the England squad continued their preparations for the Tunisia game with a morning training session at Spartak Zelenogorsk.

Before the session began, the squad observed a minute’s silence to mark the anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire.

(c) Sky News 2018: Marcus Rashford sits out England training for second day in a row