Man United Players Named In Provisional World Cup Squads

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Ahead of this summers World Cup; the provisional 30-man squads have been announced, with England manager Fabio Capello naming three Man United players.

Rio Ferdinand (England captain), Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick were all named. There had been rumours that Owen Hargreaves would be included but after being on the pitch for 31 seconds for the first team, he wasn’t named.

It has also been revealed that Paul Scholes turned down the chance to come out of retirement, instead he chose to spend some time with his family.

Wes Brown wasn’t named, which was a bit of a surprise considering that he played for England during the qualifying stages, unlike Liverpool’s Jamie Carragher, who has decided that he’s finished sulking, he will come out of retirement and play for England again, he has been included.

Gary Neville and Ben Foster also weren’t included in the England squad. That’s not really much of a surprise, Neville probably wouldn’t get a game and Foster has hardly played this season and Capello made it clear that if players don’t play for their clubs- they won’t be included!

Other United players named in their International squads are- Patrice Evra (France), Ji-Sung Park (South Korea), Nemanja Vidic (Serbia), Zoran Tosic (Serbia) and Luis Nani (Portugal).

Man United’s potential summer signing (subject to a work permit) Javier Hernandez has been named I the Mexico 30-man squad.

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