Harry Maguire starts against Brazil; two Manchester United stars on the bench

Harry Maguire starts against Brazil; two Manchester United stars on the bench

Gareth Southgate has named his starting line-up for England’s international friendly against Brazil, with just one Manchester United player in the XI.

Harry Maguire gets the mod at centre-back, as one of Southgate’s most trusted players, while Marcus Rashford and Kobbie Mainoo are named on the bench.

The headlines from the team news will focus on how England are without Harry Kane and Bukayo Saka for tonight’s friendly showdown with Brazil at Wembley.

Meanwhile, Newcastle’s Anthony Gordon is making his debut which is a milestone Mainoo will be hoping to achieve from the bench.

With no Jordan Henderson or Kalvin Phillips not in the squad, Conor Gallagher starts ahead of Mainoo in midfield, though there is a chance we’ll see the United youngster given minutes from the bench.

Tonight’s #ThreeLions to face Brazil! pic.twitter.com/Y9o4fmJKhx

— England (@England) March 23, 2024

England XI: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire, Chilwell; Foden, Rice, Bellingham; Gallagher, Watkins, Gordon.

Subs: Johnstone, Ramsdale, Konsa, Dunk, Branthwaite, Gomez, Toney, Bowen, Rashford, Maddison, Mainoo.

Hopefully, the lads can avoid any injuries or niggles tonight.

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