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Rooney and Shaw called up for England duty

The international break is coming! Get excited!

Philipp Schmidli

In perhaps the least surprising development in the history of football, Wayne Rooney, captain of England, has been called up to the England squad for the forthcoming Euro 2016 qualifying games against San Marino and Estonia. That, at least, will give him some football to play over the next few weeks, as he serves his suspension for kicking Stewart Downing right in the Big Sams.

More interesting, perhaps, is the fact that no other Manchester United players make the senior squad, despite the FA's vaguely amusing belief that Danny Welbeck is still a United player. He's Arsenal, lads. You can tell by the positive headlines. Rumours of a shock call-up for Tyler Blackett turned out to be ill-founded, while Roy Hodgson has evidently decided not to gamble on Phil Jones' fitness.

Luke Shaw, meanwhile, has been called up/relegated down to the U21's squad, along with United's Michael Keane, currently on loan at Burnley. The England youngsters are facing Croatia in a two-legged playoff to secure qualification for next years UEFA European Under-21 Championship, to be held in the Czech Republic.

Update: tBB is an idiot. Sam Johnstone has also been called up to the U21 squad.