A select group of Manchester United fans have expressed their happiness after the return of Luke Shaw and Jesse Lingard to the England squad under Gareth Southgate.
Shaw has not played for the Three Lions since September 2018, and he previously withdrew from the team in March 2019 due to injury.
He’s since knocked out of the fray due to injuries and competition for places, but his form this season hasn’t gone unnoticed by Southgate.
Shaw was one of United’s best performers this season, scoring one goal and six assists in 34 games.
He was recently named Player of the Month for February on the Red Devils.
Besides Shaw, Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell is the other choice as a left back / left back in the England squad.
The duo are set to compete for places in the next World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland.
Meanwhile, Lingard is another Red Devils player who has returned to the national team mix. The last time he played for his country was in June 2019.
The striker was out of the picture with England during the first half of the season, but his loan move to West Ham United worked wonders.
His tally of four goals and one assist in just six matches was enough to revive his international career.
Some United believers were happy with the duo, and here are some of the reactions on Twitter.
Very happy for Jesse and Luke! Well deserved
Alistair (alistairldsouza) March 18, 2021
Very happy Shaw and Lingard
– Ché🇿🇦 (che__xo) March 18, 2021
This means a lot to Shaw and Lingard alike who have gone through tough times
– briz (utdbrzy) March 18, 2021
Very happy for Luke and JLingz. He thinks AWB has a chance as well especially when Trent is not on the team
– PH Chu (@phchu_schwein) March 18, 2021
Damn so happy to call Jesse Lingard and Luke Shaw for England squad 👏👏👏
– DMW Utd🔰 (DMW_Utd) March 18, 2021
Read: Expected Manchester United squad (4-2-3-1) against AC Milan.
Gareth Southgate picked a roster of 26 players for the World Cup qualifiers.
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