Roy Hodgson has called up Manchester United burgeoning youngster Jesse Lingard to the England senior national team squad for Tuesday’s international friendly match against Euro 2016 hosts France at Wembley.
The game will be the 22-year-old midfielder’s first invite to the senior first team having represented the Under-21 team 11 times. He made his debut for the young Three Lions as a substitute against Scotland in August 2013.
Lingard posted on his Instagram page: “Delighted to be called up to the England senior squad. It’s always an honour to wear the shirt.”
Meanwhile, Lingard’s team-mate at Old Trafford, veteran midfielder Michael Carrick has been ruled out through injury.
Carrick, 34, was stretchered off in the last minute of England’s 2-0 defeat to Spain on Friday and has returned to United for further assessment ahead of the Reds’ next game against Watford on 21 November.