Manchester United players who will be at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
16 players from Manchester United are set to play in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil despite a disappointing domestic season.
19 year old midfield sensation Adnan Januzaj is set to make his international debut and he joins Marouane Fellaini (48 caps) in Belgium’s 23 man squad. Januzaj chose to represent Belgium over Albania, Turkey and Serbia.
England has many Manchester United players in the squad with Wayne Rooney (89 caps) playing in his 3rd World Cup. Defenders Phil Jones (9 Caps), Chris Smalling(10 caps) and striker Danny Welbeck (21 caps) join Rooney in Brazil.
Fellow team-mates Michael Carrick and Tom Cleverley failed to make the cut but have been listed as stand-bys. England have a tough campaign ahead of them as they face Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in Group D.
Antonio Valencia (68 caps) returns to the Ecuador squad for the first time since 2011 while Javier Hernandez (58 caps) has been called up for Mexico’s squad despite struggling for first team action at United.
Robin van Persie (82 caps) is part of the Netherlands squad and Nani (72 caps) looks to put an injury ridden domestic season behind him after being the only English based player to be selected in Portugal’s squad.
United’s Player of the Season winner David de Gea hopes to make his senior team debut for Spain after a good season, while midfielder Juan Mata (31 caps) is also part of Spain’s squad.
Patrice Evra (54 caps) has been selected for France as his Manchester United future remains uncertain. Shinji Kagawa (54 caps) has been called up by Japan.
Belgium: Marouane Fellaini, Adnan Januzaj
Ecuador: Antonio Valencia
England: Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Danny Welbeck, Wayne Rooney (Standby: Michael Carrick, Tom Cleverley)
France: Patrice Evra
Japan: Shinji Kagawa
Mexico: Javier Hernandez
Netherlands: Robin van Persie
Spain: David de Gea, Juan Mata