United Foursome Earn England Call-Up

Four United players have been named in England’s most recent squad for the European Championship qualifying games against Estonia and Lithuania.

Captain Wayne Rooney keeps his place in the side expectedly, having surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton’s record to become his national side’s all time top scorer.

Michael Carrick also features, despite the 34-year-old missing out in recent United games through injury, but Roy Hodgson will be keen to deploy him in front of his defence to be the anchor in the midfield.

Defensive pairing Chris Smalling and Phil Jones also make the cut.

Chris Smalling has impressed near enough everyone this year, stepping up to the mark to show leadership and talent on and off the ball, giving United the closest thing they’ve had to Rio Ferdinand since he left the club.

Phil Jones was unavailable for Louis van Gaal’s selections in the first eight games of the season after suffering a small blood clot in his leg, but has also impressed since his return in games against Sunderland and Wolfsburg.

England’s matches against Estonia and Lithuania will be played on the 9th and 12th of October respectively.