Manchester United quartet named in England squad for games against Spain and France

by Ben Topliss

Manchester United quartet Chris Smalling, Wayne Rooney, Phil Jones and Michael Carrick have been named in Roy Hodgson’s England squad to face Spain and France later this month.

However, there is no room for Ashley Young despite the 30-year-old’s impressive showings in recent weeks since his return from injury.

Tottenham Hotspur youngster Eric Dier earns a first call-up to the squad, while teammate Dele Ali also keeps his place.

Fabian Delph and John Stones, meanwhile, return to the squad following their respective spells on the sidelines with injury.

Rooney recently became England’s all-time leading goalscorer and he will be looking to his tally against Spain and France.

Louis van Gaal will just be hoping his players return from international duty unscathed as Rooney and Carrick picked up minor knocks with England last month.

England squad in full:
Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Joe Hart (Manchester City), Tom Heaton (Burnley)

Defenders: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)

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Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Ross Barkley (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Liverpool), Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea City), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)

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