Luke Shaw, Dean Henderson, Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford all earn England call-ups
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Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire and Dean Henderson have featured more recently for England and have once again earned themselves an international call-up.

However, Luke Shaw is set to finally return to the England squad. It'll be his first England appearance since 2018. The left back has only featured eight times for his country in seven years.

United loanee Jesse Lingard has also earned himself an England call-up after impressing at West Ham United after moving there in the January transfer window. He's played six, scored four and assisted one in the Premier League for The Hammers. 

  • Their seasons so far and why they deserve their call-ups

Marcus Rashford: Rashford has been a role model both on and off the pitch this season. His battle has been to help stop children from going hungry by fighting to prevent hunger and food waste in the UK, with the end goal being to ultimate supply million's of meals to underprivileged children.

However, on the pitch the forward has provided United with some top performances. The 23-year-old has nine goals and seven assists to his name in this years Premier League campaign. Rashford is a striker by trade but has been used by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as more of a winger or a wide play maker. He's been given the freedom to run at defenders and to cut in onto his right foot to get a shot off on goal.

And thankfully for The Reds boss and for Rashford it has paid off. The English international has frequently embarrassed some of his opponents this season with his tricks and skills. Even though United's Champions League run ended disappointingly, Rashford shined as he scored six goals in six games, including a hat-trick against RB Leipzig - even though he was only on the pitch for 27 minutes.

Rashford will be looking to add to his 40 England caps as well as his 11 international goals.

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Dean Henderson: Henderson has been playing more often than not recently as he has stepped up and replaced United's regular number one, David De Gea, who has recently welcomed his first child, Yanay with his wife, Edurne.

The goalkeeper has six Premier League appearances to his name this season, keeping three clean sheets. He's also played in all three of United's Europa League games, where he's kept two clean sheets. In total that's 10 games without conceding a goal for the 24-year-old in a United shirt.

His best performance for the club came in the Manchester derby. Manchester City could not find a way past the young goalkeeper on the day, he made a number of impressive saves in what was his first Premier League derby.

Henderson is also keen to earn the number one shirt at Old Trafford, and with his consistent good form, he could be pushing De Gea out of the door. In the March friendlies Gareth Southgate will most likely start Nick Pope due to him playing every game. However, if Henderson was to be United's number one, his chances of starting for his country would be boosted massively.

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Harry Maguire: Maguire, who is now in his second season with United seems to have settled in really well. He was made captain of the club at the beginning of last year after Ashley Young's departure, after just six months of being at the club.

The defender has helped United keep 12 clean sheets in 29 games in the league this campaign, which is only one short of what he achieved in the entirety of last season.

One of Maguire's best performances came in their most recent Premier League game, where they won 1-0 against West Ham. Against David Moyes' side, Maguire made seven clearances. The rest of the United defence made five combined. He's also featured in every single Premier League game for United this season.

The England player also blocked one shot, won one tackle and made one interception, while not conceding a single foul. He won five aerial duels, the same number as the rest of the United team did combined. This match is one of many strong performances that he has strung together recently.

After conceding 11 goals in their three opening games of the season, The Red Devils have allowed just 21 in 26 games. That’s a big improvement and Maguire has played a key part in making up for a freakishly bad start.

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Luke Shaw: Shaw has arguably been United's second best player this season, only behind Bruno Fernandes. From left back he has assisted five goals whilst scoring one. That one goal is one of The Reds most important goals of the season so far.

Shaw surged from his defensive position and ultimately found himself in the Manchester City box where he then neatly placed the ball into the back of the net to put United 2-0 up against City. He also played a big part in shutting out The Citizens, he then went on to pick up the man of the match award.

The fullbacks last England game came against Spain in 2018 where England lost 2-1. Although it is key to note that Shaw was being played at left midfielder that day. It's also important to add that it was the United lads who teamed up to get the goal on that day, with Shaw setting up Rashford on the 11th minute.

Injuries have been a big problem for the 25-year-old with his biggest injury happening when he fractured his Tibia and Fibula. That kept the defender out for 288 days or in terms of fixtures, 51 games. But, he's now found himself consistently starting for United and now, rightly so, earned an England call-up.

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