By Andrew Hyslop
- Smalling, Shaw, Jones, Lingard and Rashford all selected by England manager Gareth Southgate
Manchester United’s Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw, Phil Jones, Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford have all been named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
England will play a friendly against Germany in Dortmund before facing Lithuania in a World Cup qualifier at Wembley.
The surprise Manchester United name is that of Luke Shaw with the left-back struggling to force his way into Jose Mourinho’s starting eleven.
Shaw’s last cap came against Switzerland in 2015 and was forced to pull out of an England squad last September with injury.
Shaw is joined in the squad by his United defensive counterparts Phil Jones and Chris Smalling. Both Jones and Smalling have made regular appearances in United’s backline this season.
Both players will be vying with Gary Cahil, Michael Keane and John Stones to named at the heart of Southgate’s defence in the upcoming games.
Midfielder Jesse Lingard will be looking to add to his three senior caps after making his debut in a 2-0 win over Malta in October 2016.
Marcus Rashford was expected to named in the under-21s but injuries to Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane have seen the young Mancunian named in the senior squad.
Rashford will be looking for his second international goal should he feature over the international break. The 19 year-old became the youngest Englishman to score on his debut when scoring against Australia last May.