Premier League

No Man Utd or Liverpool player in England tournament team for first time in 29 years

ENGLAND faced Croatia without any Liverpool or Manchester United players in the starting line-up.

It is the first time since Euro 92 that the Three Lions have started without a player from those two clubs, per OptaJoe.

Manchester City are the best represented team in the England line up to face Croatia
Marcus Rashford misses out despite starting in England’s last game
Jordan Henderson has been deemed not fit enough to play from the start

England drew that match with France 0-0 so Gareth Southgate will hope his bold decision pays off this time around.

Marcus Rashford started in the final warm-up game against Romania last Sunday.

He even scored from the penalty spot but has not done enough to beat Raheem Sterling to a starting place.

Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson, who missed a penalty last week, also misses out despite playing 45 minutes last time out.

He has struggled for fitness after picking up an injury against Everton in February.

Luke Shaw may be the most surprising omission of any United or Liverpool player.

He has been in fine form this season but Gareth Southgate has opted to play Kieran Trippier at left-back, despite his natural position being on the right.


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  • ⚽ Opening game: England 35/1 to beat Croatia
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  • ⚽ Sharp shooters: 40/1 England to have 2+ shots on target v Croatia
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Four Manchester City stars were named in the starting eleven; Sterling, John Stones, Kyle Walker and Phil Foden were all in the team.

Harry Maguire is the other United player in the squad but he was left out from the matchday squad due to injury.

United transfer target Jadon Sancho also missed out, as did Ben Chilwell.

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