How did United's players fare on international duty?
Manchester United are back in Premier League action this weekend following the conclusion of the latest round of international fixtures.
Here’s our round-up of how United’s players got on...
Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford featured in both of the Three Lions’ victories, against Montenegro and Kosovo respectively. Marcus also got himself on the scoresheet in both games, and, in the process, moved his international goal tally into double figures. The results meant England guaranteed top spot in their qualification group and a spot at Euro 2020.
Mason Greenwood was also on England duty over the break and bagged his first Under-21 goal in a 2-1 loss to the Netherlands on Tuesday. Elsewhere, James Garner bagged a brace when England Under-19s beat North Macedonia last week and Ethan Laird also scored at that age level , against Bosnia.
It was a disappointing break for the Irish, who missed out on automatic qualification for Euro 2020 and had to settle for a spot in the play-offs. A 1-1 draw for Mick McCarthy’s men against Denmark meant it was the Danes who sealed their place in next summer’s tournament, ahead of Ireland. Kieran O’Hara, who is on loan at Burton Albion, was an unused substitute in that game, but he did make his first international start a few days prior, during a 3-1 friendly victory over New Zealand in Dublin.
Two wins for the La Roja ensured they finished top of qualification Group F. The 2010 world champions hammered Malta 7-0 at the start of the recent break, before putting another five past Romania in a 5-0 win on Monday.
David De Gea was left on the bench in both games, with Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga starting ahead of the United no.1.
In the same group, Sweden confirmed their place at Euro 2020 with a 2-0 win over Romania last week. Reds centre-back Victor Lindelof played the full 90 minutes in Bucharest but remained on the bench for Monday’s 3-0 triumph against Faroe Islands, but still picked up a booking for dissent.
Janne Andersson’s side ultimately finished second in the six-team group after gaining 21 points from 10 games.
Four years after reaching the semi-finals in France, Wales will, once again, be at the European Championship. Ryan Giggs’s men headed into the latest round of fixtures knowing they needed two wins to qualify for next summer’s tournament, and that’s what they achieved with consecutive 2-0 victories over Azerbaijan and Hungary.
Daniel James started both matches and was a key part of his country's fluid attack, along with Aaron Ramsey and Gareth Bale. United youngster Dylan Levitt was an unused substitute in both games.
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