Host of United stars ready for international glory

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A host of Manchester United players have been selected for Euro qualifiers, as well as other Cup competitions over the Barclays Premier League break.

Rio Ferdinand is set to stake his place on the England squad once more as the side face Switzerland in a Euro 2012 qualifier, with the defender starting next to captain John Terry for the first time since October 2009.

Meanwhile, Manchester United stars Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney won’t feature in the squad, with Carrick injured and Rooney suspended for amassing too many yellow cards.

United boast a trio of up and coming England stars too, with Danny Welbeck, Chris Smalling and Tom Cleverly to play in the Euro Under 21 tournament.


Javier Hernandez is hoping to star for Mexico as they compete in the group stage of the CONCACAF Gold Cup in the USA. Mexico face El Salvador, Cuba and Costa Rica.

Hernandez was very humble when asked if he was the face of Mexican football, telling reporters: “I'm not flying the flag for Mexican football.

“I just come to work and try my hardest to be professional and to give everything for this shirt, because I am representing my country,” the Manchester United starlet said.

Antonio Valencia will not feature for Ecuador this weekend, but is fighting to be fit for the South American side’s match ups with Paraguay, Venezula and Brazil in the Copa America tournament which starts on July 1st.

Patrice Evra has been selected for France as they play Belarus in a qualifier, while Nani is off to Portugal to face Norway.

Jon O’Shea has been named for Republic of Ireland against Macedonia and Italy, with Ireland also fighting to qualify for the Euros. Darron Gibson is out of the squad due to a groin strain, and while O’Shae has been recovering from a hamstring injury, the 30-year-old is still an inclusion in the Irish team.

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Chris Smalling
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Michael Carrick
Danny Welbeck
Manchester United
Patrice Evra
Wayne Rooney
Javier Hernandez
Darron Gibson
Antonio Valencia
Rio Ferdinand

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