19 young Reds out on international duty
Some 19 Manchester United youngsters, who have represented the Under-23s and Under-18s this season, have been called up to international duty – at six different under-age levels.
Centre-back Luca Ercolani looks set to feature for Italy’s Under-20s in matches against Czech Republic and Switzerland.
Four players who were involved in the UEFA Youth League game at Midtjylland have been called up at the same age group as the European competition – the Under-19s. Matej Kovar (Czech Republic), Angel Gomes (England), Dylan Levitt (Wales) and Nishan Burkart (Switzerland) will all look to impress, with the first two in direct combat on Wednesday at St George's Park.
England won 4-1, with Gomes assisting two of the goals, while Kovar saved a penalty in the first half from Ian Carlo Poveda.
Ethan Laird and James Garner are in the England Under-18 squad as they tackle Japan, Czech Republic and Mexico. Tricky forward Largie Ramazani will head to Dubai with Belgium Under-18s.
Defenders Teden Mengi (England) and Lukasz Bejger (Poland) and midfielder Charlie McCann (Republic of Ireland), who scored twice at Newcastle at the weekend for Neil Ryan’s side, will all be away from the Aon Training Complex on Under-17 duty.