FOOTBALL NEWS

29/06/2011 10:00, Report by Adam Marshall

Trio's World Cup call

Three United players have been included in England's Under-20 squad for the World Cup in Colombia.

The tournament takes place in July and August and should provide invaluable experience for Scott Wootton, Reece Brown and Nicky Ajose.

Centre-back Wootton captained the Reserves last term and has proved a shrewd acquisition from Liverpool, while Brown, younger brother of Reds stalwart Wes, flourished after being moved into a holding midfield role in the latter part of the season.

Livewire forward Ajose proved an instant hit at Bury during a loan spell with his local club and his goals helped fire the Shakers to promotion to League One.

United have more representatives than any other club and it's testament to the work carried out at Academy and Reserve level at Old Trafford while congratulations are in order for the three players involved for their progress.

The opening game for the young Lions is against North Korea on 29 July with Argentina and Mexico also in England's group.

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