Manchester United defender Luke Shaw has been named as part of the 23-man squad for the upcoming England games in September.
The former Southampton left back returns to the squad for the first time since March 2017 when he appeared as a second half substitute in the team’s 1-0 loss to the immediate past world champions Germany.
While speaking on Luke Shaw earlier on Thursday, England manager Gareth Southgate said: “Luke has always been a player we have liked.”
“He’s had a difficult period in terms of adapting to a new club and a horrendous injury that he had to overcome.” He added.
The former Middlesbrough boss further said: “I’m really impressed with his physical condition. He’s shown an extra edge to his game in the last couple of games. He’s shown aggression and a desire not to lose, and is looking back to his powerful best.”
Seven-cap England international Shaw has been one of the bright sparks for an underwhelming Manchester United team in the new Premier League season.
He scored his first senior goal on the opening day of the new league season as he helped the Red Devils beat Leicester City 2-1 for their only victory this season.
Apart from Luke Shaw, other newcomers to the recent World Cup squad in Russia include Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, Burnley defender James Tarkowski and the Liverpool duo of Joe Gomez and Adam Lallana.
England begin their UEFA Nations League campaign against Spain at the Wembley Stadium on the 8th of September, before facing Switzerland in Leicester for a Kick It Out international friendly on September 11.
Full England Squad:
Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Alex McCarthy (Southampton)
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Harry Maguire (Leicester City) Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), James Tarkowski (Burnley), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)
Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea)
Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal)
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