England manager Roy Hodgson has announced the England squad which will face San Marino and Montenegro in the world cup qualifiers.
The England squad again was dominated by Manchester United . Seven players from Manchester United are included in the squad.
However Roy Hodgson has recalled Rio Ferdinand to England’s squad which means that Ferdinand is set to feature under Hodgson for the first time .
Ferdinand was included in the squad due to the injuries to Phil Jagielka and Phil Jones .
Hodgson said that
“I’ve been following him for quite a while now and must have seen United play for or five times in the last five weeks.”
“He’s playing well, his team are doing extremely well and this is the moment to select him because he deserves it on current form and hopefully he can help us win the next two matches because that’s the most important thing.”
“In the past I’ve chosen other players but at the moment I think Rio is the right man.”
“If Rio Ferdinand is still playing in 2014 like he is now he is going to be major candidate for the squad.”
Keepers: Ben Foster, Joe Hart, Fraser Forster
Defenders: Leighton Baines, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole, Michael Dawson, Rio Ferdinand , Glen Johnson, Chris Smalling, Kyle Walker.
Midfielders: Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Aaron Lennon, James Milner, Leon Osman, Scott Parker , Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Theo Walcott, Ashley Young.
Forwards: Jermain Defoe, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Sturridge, Daniel Welbeck.
The total count is
Manchester United =7