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Two England Stars Are At Risk Of Getting Axed From Gareth Southgate's Squad

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Two England Stars Are At Risk Of Getting Axed From Gareth Southgate's Squad

Two Manchester United stars could be cut from Gareth Southgate's next England squad after struggling for Premier League game time, a new report warns.

Jesse Lingard and Jadon Sancho have found themselves on the fringes for United this season, generally reduced to making substitutions appearances.

Fellow England peers like Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood have moved ahead in the pecking order under Ole Gunnar Solskajer, after returning from injury layoffs.

As the Daily Mail suggests, this leaves Southgate in a tough position, given that both men have performed well for England in recent internationals, despite not doing enough at club level to warrant a call-up.

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This is especially true of Sancho, who is yet to replicate his Borussia Dortmund form at Old Trafford this season.

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The 21-year-old joined United this summer for a fee of around £76 million, having shone while out in the Bundesliga.

Such was the winger's form that he soon became a regular for the Three Lions, making a handful of appearances for Southgate in Euro 2020.

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Lingard, meanwhile, managed to fight his way back into the England fold this season, after showing some early promise for his club side.

However, since his last goal for United, which came back in September against West Ham United, the 28-year-old has found game time increasingly hard to come by.

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Image Credit: PA

With Rashford widely expected to be drafted straight back into Southgate's next squad, following the forward's goalscoring return from injury, squad places are at a premium.

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Lingard has played just 18 minutes of first-team football since the last international break, while Sancho has started just once for the Red Devils in the same time period.

England face off against Albania at Wembley Stadium in just over a week's time, where a point will be enough to secure Qualification for next year's World Cup Finals in Qatar.

The Euro 2020 finalists currently sit atop of Group I, three points clear of second-placed Poland having gone eight games unbeaten.

Topics: Manchester United, Premier League, England, Jadon Sancho, Gareth Southgate, World Cup, Jesse Lingard

Tom Fenton
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