Rashford snubbed as Lingard and McTominay pick all-time Man Utd academy XI

Jesse Lingard and Scott McTominay have combined to name their all-time Manchester United academy XI – but surprisingly left out Marcus Rashford.

With the Premier League season currently suspended amid the coronavirus crisis, players and fans alike have been forced to get their football fix elsehwere.

And one of the more popular ideas to emerge during lockdown is the social media trend which has seen Premier League stars name their best XIs.

This time, United pair Lingard and McTominay have trawled through the Red Devils academy ranks to pick their all-time starting line-up.

Selecting their team during an appearance on the club's official UTD Podcast, the pair went for David Gaskell – who starred for United n the 1960s – between the sticks.

Their defence consisted of several familiar faces, with Gary Neville at right back while Wes Brown and Jonny Evans formed a central defence partnership.

And there was a current star at the back too, with Brandon Williams making the cut at left-back.

The pair opted for a three-man midfield which consisted of David Beckham, Paul Scholes and Paul Pogba.

Explaining their decision to include Pogba, Lingard said: “He always wanted to come back to United. He’s also won the World Cup as well, which is the cherry on top."

Turning attention to the attack, George Best and Ryan Giggs were on the wings while Lingard and McTominay went for the legendary Sir Bobby Charlton as their lone striker.

The decision meant Rashford had to settle for a place among the substitutes, along with Phil Neville, Michael Clegg, Nicky Butt and Darren Fletcher.

Discussing Rashford's absence, McTominay said: “Marcus won’t be happy with you, Jess. I’m not getting involved!”

“I think Marcus will be disappointed but, when he wins the Premier League, he can get in.

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