United’s young guns have certainly impressed England boss Fabio Capello who has called up Tom Cleverley, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling into the senior squad for their Euro 2012 qualifier against Bulgaria (bonus link: video interview with Cleverley and Jones).
They join team mates Wayne Rooney and Ashley Young, who will be keen to carry on their goal scoring exploits on the international stage in tomorrow night’s game (7.15pm KO, Live on Sky Sports 1).
Not surprisingly the striking duo top the bookmakers lists for who will open the scoring.
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Young, who scored two screamers in United’s 8-2 demolition of the Gunners, is a top priced 8.5 with Victor Chandler to be first on the scoresheet and that price looks on the large side for a player who is bursting with confidence.
Stan James also go 3.25 for him to score anytime, and that looks fair given that he and Rooney look the pair most likely to unlock the Bulgarian defence.
Of the United young guns in the squad travelling to Sofia, Smalling looks the most likely to start having excelled since covering at full-back for Rafael at Old Trafford.
He normally play as a centre-half alongside Jones for England U21s, and with no Glen Johnson, there is certainly be an opening in that position for the national side at present.
England, who crushed Bulgaria 4-0 at Wembley last season, are general 1.57 shots to win the match, but are unlikely to repeat that scoreline.
In what is likely to be a tight game 1-0 could be worth a punt at 6 with BetFred.
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