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Six Reds In England Squad

Goalkeepers: Scott Carson (Bursaspor), Joe Hart (Manchester City), Robert Green (West Ham United).

Defenders: Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Leighton Baines (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Micah Richards (Manchester City), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Stewart Downing (Liverpool), Adam Johnson (Manchester City), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), James Milner (Manchester City), Scott Parker (Tottenham Hotspur), Ashley Young (Manchester United), Theo Walcott (Arsenal).

Forwards: Darren Bent (Aston Villa), Fraizer Campbell (Sunderland), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Danny Welbeck (Manchester United).

It’s great to see Fraizer, who spent 12 years at United’s academy before joining Sunderland, has been given his first call up. “I think he’s an exciting young talent and I think he’ll thrive,” said Stuart Pearce, who has been put in charge of England until a full time appointment is made in the summer to replace Fabio Capello.

The one United player who should have been selected but hasn’t been is Michael Carrick, who has been consistently fantastic for United this season.

Ben Amos and Will Keane received call ups to the England U-21 squad.

About Scott

Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. Mikekelly12 says:

    Evening all. Stuart Pearce, what a cunt! Carson??? Seriously?! Downing and Walcott??? Has he been watching the Prem? Campbell?? He said he didn’t pick Oxo cube cos he hadn’t played enough games so picks Fraser Campbell. The fewer United players selected for England the better in my opinion!!
    Right, just waiting for my lift then off to OT. Wee James has been in Platts since 6, he’ll be on his back when I get there!!!

  2. Jeet says:

    No, it IS send.

  3. kanchelskis says:


    Thank the medical team ;-)

  4. Clint-iamyourpapii says:

    Costas – Wrong, the term beast only applies to Felipe Jones !

    Valencia from this day onwards and perhaps yesterday too will be named – “The Steamroller”.


  5. Zibbie says:

    Tony V!!!!

  6. Zibbie says:

    Still no team?

  7. WillieRedNut says:

    DDG, Rafael Smalling Jones Fabio, Nani Clevs Park Young, pea and Berba

  8. Zibbie says:

    Thanks Wolfie.

  9. zelh says:

    de Gea; Rafael, Jones, Smalling, Fabio; Nani, Cleverley, Park, Young; Hernandez, Berbatov

    don’t like the centre

  10. theboogeyman says:

    Jeet- Drunk? lol

  11. Jeet says:

    What would be the result of a viagra-absinthe combo on fernando torres?

    The blue fairy would make out with a green fairy

  12. WillieRedNut says:

    442/443? He he.

  13. Zibbie says:

    Thanks for this Papii

    Masturbatory worthy

  14. Costas says:

    Too early for Ando to start, Scholes, Carrick and Giggs rested, so only one choice left. Hope Park plays better as a CM in this 4-4-2 than he did in previous occasions.

    Time for some Berbagasms!

  15. Costas says:

    Subs: Amos, Evra, Evans, Carrick, Giggs, Scholes, Welbeck

    No Pouda.

  16. Jeet says:

    9/11 prediction score. Berba – yeah fucking yeah
    @Clint: steamroller is good
    @boogeyman: slightly stoned. making a fucking fool of myself, but feel like clowning a bit, you know?

  17. zelh says:

    Jones future united captain?
    What future?!


  18. zelh says:

    btw. rumours saying that Fergie is pissed of with Pogba and Fryers and told them they won’t play for United first-team again unless they sign a new deal.

    they wanted to play hardball on their contract, they get hardball.

  19. Costas says:

    First time Smalling and Jones have played together in defence for us! This is also a new back 4 for us and one we may see a lot of over the next 10 years.

  20. Jeet says:

    Seriously, who IS captain? Park I guess?
    @Costas: Didnt he play with Clevs at Goodison early on this season? Far as I remember, did a decent job too.

  21. zelh says:

    Jones is captain!

  22. Jeet says:

    fucking kidding me?

  23. Jeet says:

    unfuckingbelievable. what a moment for the boy. gesture for recalcitrant youngsters?

  24. Traffordbrown says:


    Loved the madrid story. New respect.

  25. Jeet says:

    oasis murdered streetfighting man

  26. King Eric says:

    Comment from our friend John Tring on Mail site:

    Painful but true, Shaqiri is right. Utd blew it big time. SAF and his stupid charges just fell flat. Europa League? Wow.. Now the grand old man is trying to pull a fast one.. All Manc final? To be officially crowned 33rd best team in Europe?? Guess he’s given up on the title then. Then again, after the hiding at OT by City and B’Burn and humiliation at Newcastle, what else can he do? Bad purchses and worse tactics coupled with dumb players like Evans, Park, Ferdinand, Da Silva twins and you get the recipe for total disaster. Take notice, Utd suits. If you don’t act now, you will follow Liverpool and Arsenal into oblivion.
    - JJohn Tring, London, 23/2/2012 13:51

    Read more:


  27. Owen says:

    Interesting , sell morrison and pogba now , two of the best youngsters utd have, now the fans say we don’t want them , let them go , how funny!!!

  28. The WitchKing of Angmar says:

    Jonesy is captain. His first season at United. Awesome achievement for the lad.

  29. xol says:

    It’s a relatively small team we’re putting out so It’ll be interesting to see how we play. No lack of height at the back where Smalling has been getting his head onto everything that comes near the box. Ajax I’m told, like to keep it on the ground and play(?) so I’m hoping for a proper game.

  30. WillieRedNut says:

    John Tring you fucking cock sucker!

  31. King Eric says:

    theboogeyman – Hello my friend. Yes he is a bit better thanks now mate. Hope you are keeping well. Ha. I told you didn’t I. They actually get well paid for it too!

  32. King Eric says:

    zehl – Hello pal. No offence but you have posted rumour upon rumour on here over various months and none of them have been true!! Only messing. Fuck Pogba if he doesn’t want to stay. Was good to see Tunni turn out for the stiffs on Monday.

  33. King Eric says:

    Willie – We knew what that cunt Tring was all about mate.

  34. xol says:

    haha John Tring? I don’t like him already. These types going on about the City, Newcastle and Blackburn games – if those games would have been won, they’d be going on about last ear’s Champion’s League final. Fuck John tring and that paper.

  35. WillieRedNut says:

    Jeet hasn’t posted in 10 minutes? Must have the munchies.

  36. slouchie1472 says:

    Just seen this photo of cif…..sorry ajax fans outside Old Trafford!/photo.php?fbid=248770658541474&set=a.116482831770258.28138.115948345157040&type=1&theater

    Also hearin rumours of some of em riotin around manchester with petrol bombs

    Wankers….as graceless as the club they appear to pledge support for over here

  37. xol says:

    I noticed in the first leg, they put Channel 5 low down, right in the corner. Half expected the presenters to get off their chairs to let the teams pass on their way to the pitch.

  38. Jeet says:

    @30-something-jagger: chaser, actually. Have some office emails to write, still dont think it safe to attempt. practicing here.

  39. zelh says:

    King Eric – that’s why I’m saying it’s rumours. never said anything of that is true.

  40. King Eric says:

    xol – That Tring character has masqueraded on here as a United fan before,.

  41. theboogeyman says:

    Jeet- No mate, you’re definitely not ready to send the office emails yet!

    King Eric- I’m good mate, thanks. Talksport is horrible, can’t listen to it for a long stretch.

  42. JC says:

    Athletic won, good, I’d much rather we travel to Athletic than Locomotiv in the next round

  43. Costas says:

    John Tring, lol.


    Park played on the wing at Everton. I think he’s played at CM in a 4-4-2 in a few League cup games and against Blackburn.

  44. Jeet says:

    @Costas: Thanks, half guessed must have een wrong. Trust you to get the details right, pal!

  45. Jeet says:

    Is it safe to witch on the tv? Dont think I can tolerate a moment of non-united anymore. COME ON YOU REDS!!!

  46. Owen says:

    I’d rather b in champions league than playing in a second rate European competition , maybe if fergie had picked the sides that played in Ajax and tonight we wouldn’t b in the mess were in, with the loss of money generated from the champions league we will be buying second rate players again in the summer!!

  47. T. says:

    I am glad there was only 6 utd-players this time. Better they stay at carrington licking old wounds and plan for the 20!
    Barry , Downing, G. Cahill, Stevie G and Milner! Lol, England will be a walk in the park for Sweden as usual.


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