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Your guide to Manchester United’s international break

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11 United players will be in action for their national sides over the next seven days. Here’s your handy cut-out-and-keep guide!

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It seems like only yesterday that we were trawling the internet to bring you news of obscure and uninteresting international fixtures, but here we are, once more unto the breach. 11 Manchester United players are in action for 10 international sides over the next seven days, and here you can find a complete list of who’s playing where. Don’t say we don’t do the legwork.

As United’s European contingent, David de Gea (Spain); Victor Lindelöf (Sweden); Marcus Rashford (England); Paul Pogba (France); Marouane Fellaini and Romelu Lukaku (Belgium); and Scott McTominay (Scotland) will be in action in a combination of friendlies and glorified friendlies, now properly known as the Nations League matches. The South Americans — that’s Sergio Romero (Argentina) Fred (Brazil); and Alexis Sánchez (Chile) — are all only involved in friendlies; while the lone African, Eric Bailly (Ivory Coast), will play two key Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

That’s a grand total of 11 players, down from 14 at the last international break, and largely due to the fact that Rashford is the lone England call-up: Chris Smalling, Luke Shaw, Ashley Young, Phil Jones and Jesse Lingard have all been omitted by Gareth Southgate. Nemanja Matić was initially called up by Serbia, but has since returned to Manchester with a mystery injury. Antonio Valencia isn’t named in Ecuador’s squad, and Matteo Darmian’s been left out of Italy’s.

Full fixtures (times BST)

Thursday 11 October

Iraq vs. Argentina 19:00 (friendly)

Israel vs. Scotland 19:45 (Nations League)

Wales vs. Spain 19:45 (friendly)

France vs. Iceland 20:00 (friendly)

Russia vs. Sweden 20:45 (Nations League)

Friday 12 October

Ivory Coast vs. Central African Republic 18:00 (Africa Cup of Nations qualifier)

Saudi Arabia vs. Brazil 19:00 (friendly)

Belgium vs. Switzerland 19:45 (Nations League)

Croatia vs. England 19:45 (Nations League)

Saturday 13 October

Peru vs. Chile 01:30 (friendly)

Sunday 14 October

Scotland vs. Portugal 17:00 (friendly)

Monday 15 October

Spain vs. England 19:45 (Nations League)

Tuesday 16 October

Central African Republic vs. Ivory Coast 15:00 (Africa Cup of Nations qualifier)

Brazil vs. Argentina 19:00 (friendly)

France vs. Germany 19:45 (Nations League)

Belgium vs. Netherlands 19:45 (friendly)

Sweden vs. Slovakia 19:45 (friendly)

Wednesday 17 October

Mexico vs. Chile 02:30 (friendly)