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Manchester United players dominate England squad

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Roy Hodgson's England squad for the friendly with Scotland next week is made up of a host of Manchester United players, with eight of the 25 members playing their club football at Old Trafford.

This selection just goes to emphasise how good a side David Moyes inherited from Sir Alex Ferguson, regardless of speculation that the new manager is in desperate need to make a marquee signing this summer.

Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Ashley Young, Wilfried Zaha, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck have all been called up to potentially play some part at Wembley on Wednesday. 

Additionally, former Red Devils 'keeper Ben Foster has also done enough to make the squad.

If played in their preferred positions, all could play alongside one another at the same time. 

Pre-season injuries have opened the door for Zaha to gain a promotion from the Under-21 set-up.

However, the former Crystal Palace winger has been in top form throughout the summer, and has evidently done enough to be considered for selection of the senior side. 

He won his first cap when he came on as a sub against Sweden earlier this year, and now he has the opportunity to get more playing time for England.

Meanwhile, Rooney's selection raised a few eyebrows. The striker hasn't yet played for David Moyes, missing all six pre-season friendlies and speculation continues to grow about a possible departure. 

But if the forward does stay, then the new United manager will be working with pretty much the same squad that his predecessor had. 

Talk will continue until there is a new big-name arrival in Manchester, but maybe next week's friendly will remind many people that the Premier League holders are going to be a strong force this season, even if they aren't very active in the transfer market.

 

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