THE ACADEMY

20/06/2008 09:24, Report by Nick Coppack

Reds earn England call-ups

United teenagers Danny Welbeck and Ben Amos have been named in a provisional England squad to travel to the U19 European Championships in July.

Striker Welbeck, 17, and goalkeeper Amos, 18, both enjoyed successful seasons with United’s Academy side, with Welbeck also turning out regularly for the Reserves.

Brian Eastick’s 23-man England squad will be whittled down to 18 for the tournament, which takes place in the Czech Republic between 14 July and 26 July.

Meanwhile, 15-year-old forward Jesse Lingard, who plied his trade in United’s U16 side last season, will travel with the England U17 side to the 2008 Nordic Tournament in Sweden.

England face Finland on 28 July, before further group games against Iceland and Norway.

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