Manchester United club captain Harry Maguire has been named in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

Our centre back is joined in the squad by Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford.

But there is no place for Jadon Sancho, Jesse Lingard, Mason Greenwood or Dean Henderson.

England face Albania and San Marino in our last two World Cup qualifiers in Group I.

Southgate’s side will be looking to secure qualification for the Qatar 2022 World Cup after dropping points last time out against Albania.

 

Mixed news for United’s stars

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After a positive return for United since coming back from shoulder surgery, Rashford was always going to be back in contention for his nation.

He will be looking to make his first England appearance since the Euro 2020 final penalty shootout defeat against Italy.

However, due to their lack of first team football under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer so far this season, Southgate has decided to overlook both Sancho and Lingard in his latest squad.

Maguire, who is in the midst of a difficult period at United currently, took to Twitter to react to the news he was in Southgate’s squad.

With the likes of Conor Coady, John Stones and Tyrone Mings in the squad. Maguire may have to produce a solid performance against Manchester City on Saturday, to be assured of a place in Southgate’s starting eleven against Albania next Friday.

England need just four points from the two games to book their spot at Qatar.

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