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08/08/2013 14:59, Report by Adam Marshall

Eight Reds in squad

Manchester United have eight representatives in Roy Hodgson's England squad for the Teenage Cancer Trust international against Scotland at Wembley next week.

Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley, Ashley Young, Wilfried Zaha, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck are all included in the party and will hope to face the Scots in the showpiece friendly.

Zaha will strive to add to his one cap, as a substitute in Sweden, after shining in pre-season following his move from Crystal Palace.

United had seven players actually involved in an England international against Albania back in March, 2001, and the latest call-ups suggest Hodgson could be relying on a core of Reds in next summer's World Cup finals, if England clinch qualification for Brazil.

Meanwhile, Jesse Lingard and Tom Thorpe have been named in an England Under-21 squad for the first time. Scotland also provide the opposition, at Sheffield United's Bramall Lane on Tuesday, with Sam Johnstone and Michael Keane also included.

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