Young called into England squad
has been called up rather belatedly to the England squad by Steve 'very interesting' McClaren. How he was an after thought behind Phil Neville only Mrs Neville Neville and McClaren know. Whether he gets to play is unlikely though with Carragher likely to start at right back.
I think Young's form since returning from injury has been magnificent. Whilst Sankofa did an admirable job, the team and in particular the back four has been hugely enhanced by Young's play, experience and unfussy motivational skills.
Other key players involved in Internationals over the next week but hopefully not too many 50-50 tackles are Hreidarsson (Spain v Iceland), El Karkouri (Morocco v Zimbabwe) and Rommedahl (Denmark v Spain and then Germany). Of course 50-50 tackles and Rommedahl do not belong in the same sentence.