Man Utd Winger Jesse Lingard In England Squad To Face France

Man Utd Winger Jesse Lingard In England Squad To Face France

Jesse Lingard of Manchester United celebrates scoring his team’s first goal against West Brom. © Mirror.co.uk

Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard has been called into England’s squad to face France in an international friendly at Wembley on Tuesday.

This is the first time the 22-year-old will get a call-up to play for the Three Lions, although he has made 11 appearances for England’s Under-21 team.

Coincidentally, England manager Roy Hodgson was in charge when the United forward made his debut for the Under-21s.

Meanwhile, Manchester United team-mate Michael Carrick and Leicester striker Jamie Vardy are both sidelined with injuries and will miss the friendly match.

Lingard scored his first goal for the Red Devils in a 2-0 league win over West Bromich Albion last weekend. Shortly after that game his club manager Louis van Gaal ruled out the possibility of an international call-up saying that it would be “much too early.”

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Srdan “Sojo” Latinovic is a sports editor/writer with previous writing experience for Chicago.com, Bleacher Report and Suite 101. He has covered soccer, basketball and hockey among other sports and also has keen knowledge in tennis and football. Sojo has played competitive sports since he was 5 years old and still does to this day, although the level of competition has dropped since his semi-professional days of soccer in Germany in the late ‘90s. Sojo is a 2009 graduate of Columbia College Chicago with a degree in Sports Journalism and is a recipient of the 2009 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award.

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