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International Reds: Checking in with United’s players in action for their countries

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No injuries! Praise be!

Belgium v Gibraltar - FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Seventeen Manchester United players are in action for their countries during this international break, and several of them played over the last couple of days. Most importantly, there are no injuries to report so far. Phew. Now, let’s see how our lads are doing.

Bulgaria 3-2 Sweden

Victor Lindelöf played all 90 minutes as the Swedes conceded 3 goals in their loss to Bulgaria. That should do wonders for his confidence.

France 4-0 Netherlands

Paul Pogba completed 90 minutes as Les Bleus ran rampant over the Oranje. Daley Blind and Timothy Fosu-Mensah also completed the full match as the starting full-backs. For Fosu-Mensah, it was a memorable senior debut as he put in an impressive individual performance. The match also gave us this entertaining moment between Pogba and Blind that looked every bit like the former trying not to humiliate the latter, and the latter not daring injure the former.

Belgium 9 (NINE) -0 Gibraltar

Oof. Romelu Lukaku helped himself to a hat-trick as Belgium made easy work of Gibraltar, despite the Red Devils (yes, they’re called that too) being down to 10 men for more than half the match. Marouane Fellaini wasn’t involved for whatever reason.

Uruguay 0-0 Argentina

Sergio Romero kept a clean sheet. After punching Lionel Messi in the face to take a stand against tax dodging, his international break is off to quite a start.

Brazil 2-0 Ecuador

Fun fact: Antonio Valencia still plays on the right wing in his spare time. Isn’t that nice.

England 4-0 Malta

The Three Lions dispatched Malta with ease to take them one step closer to eventually disappointing an entire nation at next summer’s World Cup. Phil Jones started in defense and helped Gareth Southgate’s men keep a clean sheet, while Marcus Rashford looked bright enough after coming on for the second half.

Romania 1-0 Armenia

Come on. None of us watched this. At least Mkhi didn’t get hurt.