Luke Shaw: Manchester United defender included in England 23-man squad

Luke Shaw: Manchester United defender included in England 23-man squad

Luke Shaw: Manchester United defender included in England 23-man squad

Also called up are Adam Lallana, Joe Gomez, Alex McCarthy and James Tarkowski.

Shaw replaces his United team-mate Ashley Young in the squad and will compete for a starting place against Tottenham's Danny Rose.

The England manager has made just five changes to the 23-man party that so impressed in Russian Federation, with Alex McCarthy in for Nick Pope as third choice goalkeeper and James Tarkowski replacing Phil Jones, who is injured.

West Ham defender Rice is at the centre of an worldwide tug-of-war having been omitted from the latest Ireland squad as he considers switching allegiance to England.

Gareth Southgate has named his England squad for the inaugural UEFA Nations League campaign and there are some changes from the national team's last outing against Begium. He is a good young player.

But Shaw appears to be benefiting from a more conciliatory approach from Mourinho in recent months, putting in the kind of energetic displays United was expecting when it made Shaw the world's most expensive teenage player by signing him for $46 million in 2014.

"He's had an extra edge to his game", England coach Gareth Southgate said of Shaw.

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"When it's been going against his team he has been one who has shown aggression and a desire not to lose".

In the build up to the squad's announcement, both Jamie Vardy and Gary Cahill all-but announced their retirements from worldwide football to focus on their club careers.

Ruben Loftus-Cheek keeps his place despite being yet to start in the Premier League since returning to parent club Chelsea, while reported call-ups for Manchester City academy graduate Phil Foden and Borussia Dortmund prospect Jadon Sancho has proved premature.

'We had some mature conversations with Young, Vardy and Cahill and we have two injuries.

That's opened up places for Joe Gomez in central defender and Southampton's Alex McCarthy in the goalkeeping division.

"We wanted some continuity (but) we won't stand still".

"We're aware of the excitement around some other young players but we think it's a bit early for them".

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