England Coach Garry Southgate has snubbed Manchester United’s player of the year Luke Shaw in his team that is expected to take part in the Nations League to be staged fromnext month but has called two Manchester United players.
Among those that he has also called up in the England and Tottenham star, Harry Kane who is injured but expected to be well and up to the task even for the UEFA Champions League finals between his side and Liverpool.
Two Manchester United players have been called up to the England national team for this summer’s Nations League finals in Portugal this summer.
Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard will both join up with the England squad next week before travelling out for England’s two games.
“I think Ben Chilwell and Danny Rose have been excellent. They’re ahead and have played particularly well. They’ve given everything for the England shirt,” he said.
Lingard has been a regular for Southgate and retained his place in the side despite a poor end to the season.
Southgate said: “He would be the first to say he has a difficult end of the season and has an opportunity now to put it behind him.”
England plays the Netherlands in the semi-final clash on Thursday, June 6, at the Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques in Guimaraes, in what will be the first competitive meeting between the two countries since England’s famous 4-2 victory in Euro ’96.
England will be hoping to continue their fine form after an impressive start to their Euro 2020 campaign with a victory over the Dutch to make the Nations League final. Should they lose they would instead play in the third-placed play-off instead.
Both games will be played on Sunday, June 9, with the final taking place in the Estadio, do Dragao in Porto and the other match in Guimaraes. England could come up against either Portugal or Switzerland in their second game depending on results.
England qualified for the finals after two brilliant results in their final group games after defeating Spain 3-2 in Sevilla and then mounting a late comeback to defeat Croatia 2-1 at Wembley.