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Man Utd’s winners & losers from March worldwide break


Manchester United had gamers in worldwide motion all around the world this month, with friendlies the order of the day a couple of months out from Euro 2024 and the Copa America.

Quite a lot of people like Luke Shaw, Casemiro and Altay Bayindir missed out on call-ups altogether due to harm issues, however for many others it was a promising expertise – Lisandro Martinez even linked up with Argentina with permission to coach as a part of his restoration.

Here is a take a look at the primary winners and losers from the March worldwide break…

Kobbie Mainoo

Kobbie Mainoo checked out dwelling on the Wembley turf / Alex Livesey – Danehouse/GettyImages

Simply 23 video games into his senior membership profession, Mainoo is now a full worldwide too. The 18-year-old’s rise in current months has been meteoric to say the least and, with Euro 2024 on the horizon, he appears to be like as if he might have simply as a lot affect on England’s crew as he has had with United.

Mainoo appeared off the bench because the Three Lions misplaced narrowly to Brazil at Wembley and was then upgraded to the beginning lineup for the go to of Belgium three days later.

Marcus Rashford

Marcus Rashford performed quarter-hour throughout two video games / Robin Jones/GettyImages

Whereas United teammate Mainoo was incomes the plaudits, Rashford was a peripheral determine for England. His membership kind has taken an enormous hit this season and it threatens to have an effect on his England probabilities, introduced on for the ultimate quarter-hour in opposition to Brazil after which not used in any respect in opposition to Belgium.

Studies even recommend that his place in th closing Euro 2024 squad could possibly be below menace.

Harry Maguire

Damage prematurely ended Harry Maguire’s worldwide break / Marc Atkins/GettyImages

Maguire has knuckled below and gone some method to restoring his fame at membership stage this season, which says loads about his character and dedication when a proposed switch to West Ham United was near ending his time at Previous Trafford final summer time.

His England place has by no means actually been doubtful and he began in opposition to Brazil as anticipated. However his evening ended after solely 67 minutes and a scan the subsequent day revealed a suspected recurrence of a current hamstring harm. Maguire then left the camp altogether to recuperate again in Manchester.

Alejandro Garnacho

Alejandro Garnacho made his first worldwide begin / Omar Vega/GettyImages

Garnacho was first known as up by Argentina in March 2022, two months earlier than he made his senior membership debut for United. His worldwide debut lastly got here simply over a 12 months later in the summertime of 2023, but it surely has taken till now for the 19-year-old to land his maiden begin for his nation.

After enjoying the second half of a pleasant win over El Salvador, the winger lined up from the beginning in opposition to Costa Rica in an Argentina facet captained by former United participant Angel Di Maria.

Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes scored & assisted agains Sweden / Eurasia Sport Pictures/GettyImages

The United captain’s significance to Portugal was underlined this previous week. Fernandes scored and assisted as his nation thrashed Sweden 5-2 to make it 11 consecutive wins since being knocked out of the 2022 World Cup by Morocco.

That he wasn’t on the pitch, and even within the squad for the sport in opposition to Slovenia, which led to a shock defeat, solely confirmed how a lot Portugal want him.