Roy Hodgson has named his twenty-three man squad of players that’ll be lucky enough to represent their country at the upcoming World Cup in Brazil. Four Manchester United players feature on the list; Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.
Manchester United have obviously had a season to forget, and if we’re being honest we’re lucky to have four players aboard the plane. Wayne Rooney was obviously going to go no matter what, as he’s England’s talismanic figure. However, Wayne himself will know that he must break his World Cup duck this time around if England are to have any chance of doing well.
Danny Welbeck has done well at times for club this season, but has always shone on the international stage. He may struggle to break into the starting line-up though, with Daniel Sturridge expected to be Roy Hodgson’s preferred option.
Defensive duo of Chris Smalling and Phil Jones have been in and out of the United side, playing at both centre-back and right-back throughout the season. This versatility, and the lack of cover at right-back for Glen Johnson could’ve swayed the England manager to pick the talented pair.
Squad in full
Goalkeepers: Joe Hart, Ben Foster, Fraser Forster.
Defenders: Phil Jones, Gary Cahill, Chris Smalling, Phil Jagielka, Glen Johnson, Leighton Baines, Luke Shaw.
Midfielders: Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Frank Lampard, James Milner, Ross Barkley, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jack Wilshere, Raheem Sterling, Adam Lallana.
Strikers: Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Danny Welbeck and Rickie Lambert.
Tom Cleverley and Michael Carrick feature on the standby list.
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