Roy Hodgson has called up five Manchester United players in his 24-man squad for England’s upcoming games against Lithuania and Italy.
England’s first game is on Friday 27 March in a Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania which is followed by a trip to Turin for the game against Italy on Tuesday 31 March.
Here is the England squad in full:
Fraser Forster (Southampton), Joe Hart (Manchester City)
Leighton Baines (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Southampton), Kieran Gibbs (Arsenal), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)
Ross Barkley (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Fabian Delph (Aston Villa), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Manchester City), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Andros Townsend (Tottenham Hotspur), Theo Walcott (Arsenal)
The surprise omission for Man United is the inclusion of Andros Townsend over Ashley Young. The Tottenham Hotspur winger was hooked off after 30 minutes at Old Trafford last weekend because of his desperately poor performance whereas Young has been one of United’s best performers all season. He should feel very hard done by to have been overlooked for Townsend.