Manchester United international round-up | March 26

Oooooooh Robin van Perrrsie! - Dean Mouhtaropoulos

Eleven Manchester United players were in international action on Tuesday. Here's a round-up of it all.

* Shinji Kagawa (Japan) -- Japan failed to get the result they needed in order to become the first side to qualify for Brazil 2014. Kagawa, though, did score a goal and he went the full 90 minutes in his side's 1-2 defeat by Jordan. He also went the full 90 minutes this past Friday in a friendly against Canada. The attacking-midfielder is expected to be flown back to England on a private jet from Jordan.

* Robin van Persie (Holland): In Holland's 4-0 defeat of Romania in Amsterdam, van Persie bagged a brace and also contributed an assist. His first goal was a beauty of a glancing header (somewhat similar to his winner at Southampton) while his second was a converted penalty. The Dutchman was substituted off in the 86th minute. This past Friday, van Persie also scored a goal against Estonia and he went the full 90 minutes.

* Jonny Evans (Northern Ireland): The United defender went the full 90 minutes and was booked in Northern Ireland's 0-2 home defeat by Israel. This was his only match over the international break as Northern Ireland's fixture with Russia in Belfast was twice postponed due to inclement weather.

* Wayne Rooney (England): In England's 1-1 draw in Montenegro, Rooney was his side's lone goalscorer as the lead striker in Roy Hodgson's 4-3-3. His goal resulted from a terrific header after a Steven Gerrard corner. He went the full 90 minutes. Wazza also scored in England's 8-0 demolition of San Marino this past Friday and he also featured for 56 minutes that night.

* Danny Welbeck (England): Welbeck was deployed in wide left role in attack against Montenegro while playing for the full 90 minutes. He was an unused substitute in San Marino.

* Tom Cleverley (England): Cleverley was the most advanced central-midfielder in a 4-3-3 in Montenegro. He was substituted off in the 77th minute. The 23-year-old also started in San Marino and he featured for 56 minutes that night.

* Michael Carrick (England): The midfield maestro was at the base of England's midfield for the full 90 minutes in Montenegro. He was an unused substitute in San Marino.

* Chris Smalling (England): Smalling started in central-defense against Montenegro and he went the full 90 minutes. He did the same in San Marino.

* Ashley Young (England): The winger came on as a substitute against Montenegro in the 77th minute. He also started and went the full 90 minutes in San Marino while contributing a wondergoal that night.

* Patrice Evra (France): The former France skipper started and went the full 90 minutes in a 0-1 defeat by Spain in Paris. Evra had a few shaky defensive moments against Pedro and later Jesus Navas. However, he nearly scored the equaliser on a header from a free-kick.Spain goalkeeper Victor Valdes denied him with a superb save, though. Evra did not feature in France's defeat of Georgia on Friday.

* David de Gea (Spain): The United No.1 did not feature against France, nor did he last Friday against Finland.

* Antonio Valencia (Ecuador): The winger started and went the full 90 minutes in Ecuador's 4-1 World Cup qualifying defeat of Paraguay. Valencia also started and went 66 minutes last Thursday in a friendly against El Salvador. In the latter match, he provided three assists. He is expected to be flown by to England from Quito on a private jet.

* Javier Hernadez (Mexico): Chicharito started and went the full 90 minutes in a 0-0 draw with the United States in Mexico City. The striker missed two sitters in the match. He did, though, score twice on Friday in a 2-2 draw with Honduras. In the Friday match, he was substituted off in the 65th minute due to cramps. He is expected to be flown back to England from Mexico City on a private jet.

* Angelo Henriquez (Chile): The 18-year-old striker was an unused substitute in Chile's 2-0 defeat of Uruguay. He was unused this past Friday as well in a match against Peru.


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