And having watched his youthful side train at St George’s Park all week, Southgate is excited to start work on developing the next generation of national team players. But more importantly, the former Middlesbrough manager wants them to play his side to play with flair and passion – just like United.
“We’ve spoken to the players this week and it’s not just about winning matches, it’s about the way that we want to play and we’re also part of the development,” he told The FA’s official website.
“Clubs do the majority of that work with their players, but we want this experience to be one that is enjoyable and one that they feel they come away from having learnt something.”
While the England lads are in action, fellow Reds youngster Marnick Vermijl will also be playing for Belgium. And you can read a short summary of how each player performed on ManUtd.com after the respective final whistles.
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