The first international break of the season is almost upon us already, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set for a two-week break away from the rigours of domestic football.
As always, we were waiting with anticipation to see which Manchester United players would be jetting to all corners of the globe to wear their country’s jersey with pride. Today, Gareth Southgate named a 25-man England squad – with four Reds players included.
We’ll start with Aaron Wan-Bissaka – who has earned his first England call-up after an excellent twelve months. The 21-year-old is now in line to make his Three Lions debut – beating out competition from Kyle Walker for the place.
Three other United stars were named; Harry Maguire, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford. All of whom are now regulars under Southgate, and no doubt all three will take to the field during the UEFA EURO 2020 qualifiers against Kosovo and Bulgaria.
It’s always nice to see a top-heavy England squad of United stars, with the Reds having the joint-most players from one club (alongside Liverpool who also has four). A large reason behind that is Solskjaer’s willingness to invest in homegrown players and long may that continue under the Baby Faced Assassin’s new regime.