Ashley Young disappointed not to receive England recall

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Manchester United winger Ashley Young has conceded he was disappointed not to be recalled into the England squad during the recent international break, and confirmed that he's had no contact from Three Lions boss Roy Hodgson to explain the reason for his ongoing omission.

The 29-year-old was tipped to regain his place in the senior fold following an impressive run in the Red Devils line-up, having thrived under the new guidance of Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford this term.

Young has been one of the stand-out performers during the Dutch coach's debut campaign at the Theatre of Dreams, and if he carries on playing like he currently is then it's surely only a matter of time before the former Aston Villa man is back in the national team.

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The Manchester United ace's last appearance in an England shirt came against Ukraine in 2013, and after forming part of Hodgson's squad for the European Championships in 2012 he's been frozen out of contention ever since.

Young was forced to watch the 2014 World Cup from afar after missing out on the opportunity to represent his country in Brazil last summer. However, he has held hopes of returning from the wilderness in 2015 and was gutted to be overlooked for recent games against Lithuania and Italy.

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"There was no conversation [with Hodgson]," he was quoted saying by the Daily Star. "Obviously I will always want to represent my country.

"I was a little bit disappointed not to be in the squad, but like I say, I have got to make sure I am playing well here at United and hopefully I will get the call at some time soon."

For now Young's focus will be on finishing as high in the Premier League table as possible as Manchester United look to secure qualification for the Champions League via a top four finish.

After an underwhelming start to the 2014/15 campaign it looked for long periods like the Red Devils would struggle to book their place in Europe's elite club competition next term, but with seven games remaining they find themselves in third place and with a great chance of achieving that goal.

Young's contribution has been important having been tasked with playing in an unfamiliar wing back position for much of the campaign, but in recent months he's returned to his favoured attacking midfield position which has helped get the best out of the £115,000-a-week star.

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