Wednesday, 11 November 2015

United Players in International Duty


Numerous Manchester United team-mates could
face each other on Friday 13 and Tuesday 17
November when the international break serves up
some intriguing fixtures.
England have four Reds in their squad with the
club's Player of the Month, Chris Smalling, being
joined by Phil Jones , Michael Carrick and the
country's recently-crowned record scorer Wayne
Rooney. Their first opponents Spain have called up
David De Gea and Juan Mata , who'll both be hoping
to feature in Friday's friendly at Estadio José Rico
Pérez in Alicante.
Four nights later, England will be at Wembley to
meet France, who have named Anthony Martial
and Morgan Schneiderlin in their squad for that
match and the preceding clash with Germany.
United's French duo could play against their Old
Trafford colleague Bastian Schweinsteiger at the
Stade de France on Friday.
Germany will then play neighbours Netherlands in
Hanover on 17 November - the Dutch have United
utility player Daley Blind and winger Memphis in
their squad for the game against the world
champions and the earlier encounter with Wales in
Marouane Fellaini , who missed Saturday's win over
West Brom through injury, has been forced to
withdraw from the Belgium squad for Italy's visit to
Brussels on 13 November and the subsequent
meeting with Mata and De Gea's Spain at the
Koning Boudewifnstadion. Matteo Darmian is set to
keep his place in the Italian squad who will host
Romania in Bologna a few days after facing the
Meanwhile, Northern Ireland manager Michael
O'Neill is hopeful that United's Paddy McNair could
still join up with his squad for Friday's visit of
Latvia to Windsor Park, even though he has not
been named on the initial 23-man list. The young
defender is still recovering from an abdominal
injury with O'Neill promising to "monitor him over
the next couple of days."
Across the Atlantic, Argentina will face Brazil in a
2018 World Cup qualifier on Friday at the Estadio
Monumental in Buenos Aires. Reds duo Marcos
Rojo and goalkeeper Sergio Romero are both in La
Albiceleste's squad for that game and their other
qualifying match away to Colombia at the Estadio
Metropolitano Roberto Meléndez in Barranquilla.


Friday 13 November
Argentina v Brazil, 00:00 Saturday GMT (Marcos
Rojo, Sergio Romero)
Belgium v Italy, 19:45 GMT (Matteo Darmian)
France v Germany, 20:00 GMT (Anthony Martial,
Morgan Schneiderlin; Bastian Schweinsteiger)
Northern Ireland v Latvia, 19:45 GMT (Paddy
Spain v England, 20:00 GMT (David De Gea, Juan
Mata; Michael Carrick, Phil Jones, Chris Smalling,
Wayne Rooney)
Wales v Netherlands, 19:45 GMT (Daley Blind,

Tuesday 17 November
Colombia v Argentina, 20:30 GMT (Marcos Rojo,
Sergio Romero)
Belgium v Spain, 19:45 GMT (David De Gea, Juan
England v France , 20:00 GMT (Michael Carrick, Phil
Jones, Wayne Rooney, Chris Smalling; Anthony
Martial, Morgan Schneiderlin)
Germany v Netherlands, 19:45 GMT (Bastian
Schweinsteiger; Daley Blind, Memphis)
Italy v Romania, 19:45 GMT (Matteo Darmian)


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