There are no eyebrows raised about the inclusion of those four players in the 23 man squad nor for Carrick and Cleverley’s place on the standby list.
There’s understandably no place on the standby list for Wilfried Zaha after the frustrating season he has had and Ashley Young has not been given the nod either.
Carrick is disappointed to not be involved in the squad but after his disappointing season, Hodgson has probably made the right call to place him there.
Disappointed to be left out of the squad, World Cups are special and to miss out hurts.
Want to wish the boys the very best of luck.
— Michael Carrick (@carras16) May 12, 2014
As for Cleverley, he can count himself lucky that he is even included at all.