Harry Maguire will be the only Manchester United player representing England this summer for the international fixtures that are scheduled to take place in June.
England manager Gareth Southgate named the United skipper in his squad despite a poor season for the centre-back. He was booed by England fans earlier this year and his selection is bound to raise questions on social media.
We shouldn’t forget that Maguire has been an influential player in Southgate’s six-years as England manager. The defender played in every game but one at the 2018 World Cup as the Three Lions reached the semi-finals of that competition.
Moreover, Maguire played a key role in England’s Euro 2020 campaign as they reached the final, despite missing the end of last season with an ankle injury.
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Southgate is clearly standing by one of his most trusted players and you can’t tell me Tyrone Mings is a better option to have at centre-back!
It will be a concern for players like Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Dean Henderson not to have been selected, meanwhile Luke Shaw knows all about dipping in and out of the England squad.
Shaw missed the end of the season because he required surgery to have metal bolts removed from his leg.
England squad announced
Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Aaron Ramsdale.
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Conor Coady, Marc Guehi, Reece James, James Justin, Harry Maguire, John Stones, Fikayo Tomori, Kieran Tripper, Kyle Walker, Ben White.
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Conor Gallagher, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse.
Forwards: Tammy Abraham, Jarrod Bowen, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling.