Five Manchester United lions called up for England duty against Brazil

by Sam Peoples

Tom Cleverley, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Michael Carrick and Chris Smalling have been called up by Roy Hodgson to play in the friendly against Brazil next week.

It is the first time that Chris Smalling has been called up to the squad in almost a year with injuries stifling his chances but given his recent performances, it is unsurprising that Hodgson has recalled him to the squad.

Michael Carrick has also earned a recall after being surprisingly dropped from the squad for the qualifiers against Poland and Montenegro.

Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Tom Cleverley have all kept their places.

Here’s the squad in full from www.thefa.com:

Goalkeepers: Jack ButlandJoe Hart.

Defenders: Leighton BainesGary CahillAshley ColePhil JagielkaGlen JohnsonJoleon LescottChris SmallingKyle Walker.

Midfielders: Michael CarrickTom CleverleySteven GerrardFrank LampardAaron LennonJames Milner,Leon OsmanAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainTheo WalcottJack Wilshere.

Forwards: Jermain DefoeWayne RooneyDaniel SturridgeDaniel Welbeck.

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2 comments

hope Nigeria 02/01/2013 - 10:22

Good 4 dem.. bt i just hope they dnt get injured.. United till i die

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Akwari Humphrey 02/01/2013 - 07:16

Is a great thing that 5 of our player were called for the friendly match between England and Brazil. It seems lik is a match between manchester united and brazil. Am very happy to see five of my players playing for Their great country England. Up manchester united

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