Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern, along with the other England supporters around the bar, have been left stunned by reports to suggest the national boss could take a punt on an untested option.
The Daily Mirror reports that England boss Roy Hodgson is considering Manchester United’s Jesse Lingard as a potential member of his 23-man squad for the European Championships, despite the playing being inexperienced at a senior international level.
23-year-old Lingard was a part of England’s U21 squad for last summer’s Euros and was called-up to the senior Three Lions squad earlier this season, although he did not win a full cap and was ranked as an outsider in the bid to get on the plane for France.
However, a wealth of injuries have led to Hodgson delaying his squad decision until Monday, with the announcement previously set for tomorrow, as England have a number of injury concerns- most notably regarding Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck, who has been ruled-out of contention, whilst Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson continues to struggle.
The reports have led to some debate amongst the bar staff, with many suggesting a previous squad member, like Newcastle’s Andros Townsend, should get the nod, whilst others believe backing Lingard is a good call.
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