Reds On Duty For Their Countries

Three Man United players were involved in England’s unconvincing 3-1 win over Mexico at Wembley this evening.

Rio Ferdinand led out England as skipper but it didn't get off to the best of starts. Defensively England looked disorganised and shaky, especially during the first 10/15 minutes. Ferdinand was taken off at halftime, replaced by Liverpool’s Jamie Carragher.

Michael Carrick had been poor for Man United during the 09/10 got off to a poor start at Wembley; he couldn’t take control of the game and was substituted in the 62nd minute. It wouldn’t be a surprise if he isn’t named in the 23 man squad, who will travel to South Africa for the World Cup.

Surprisingly Wayne Rooney played the full 90 minutes, which was a risk considering it is a friendly and the criticism that the Wembley Turf has had over recent weeks. Rooney didn’t have a stand out game but he did have one or two good chances at goal.

We didn’t really see much from United’s potential new signing (subject to a work permit) Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez. Saying that Mexican did look lively on and off the ball and was involved in some good play. He did have a shot at goal but he didn’t get the opportunities on goal that he would get whilst playing at United.

England won the game 3-1 with goals from Ledley King, Peter Crouch and Glen Johnson for England. Guillermo Franco scored for Mexico.

Other reds in action today were Luis Nani, who played in Portugal’s disappointing 0-0 draw against Cape Verde Islands. Ji-Sung Park played in South Korea’s 2-0 win over England’s next friendly opponents Japan.

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