After a busy and hectic month of fixtures, the club football has paused for some time. In this break, international football will take place. Players will be busy in national duty for 2022 World Cup Qatar Qualifiers and UEFA Nations League. 16 first-team players of Manchester United will be in action during this October international break.
The following Manchester United players will be involved in October’s senior internationals:
Defensive midfielder, Fred has been called up by Brazil for upcoming World Cup Qualifiers. Brazil are scheduled to play against Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay. Fred’s Brazil are currently at the top of South American World Cup qualifying pool. They have registered eight wins from eight.
Captain and center-back Harry Maguire will miss the international fixtures due to injury. However, his three United team-mates have been called up by Gareth Southgate for World Cup qualifiers. England will play against Andorra and Hungary. England are at the top in Group I with 16 points from six games and 18 goals scored. Luke Shaw, Jadon Sancho and Jesse Lingard have been included in Gareth Southgate’s side.
Anthony Martial has just scored his first United goal of the season. Now he will head into the international break for France National Team. Experienced players Raphael Varane and Paul Pogba are also included in the France squad for UEFA Nations League finals against Italy, Spain and Belgium.
Youngster Amad has not been called up for the squad because he has just returned from injury. United’s defender Eric Bailly is included for a double-header against Malawi.
Star players Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes have been called up to join Portugal squad for World Cup 2022 qualifiers. Portugal will host Qatar in a friendly on Saturday before taking on Luxembourg. Full back Diogo Dalot has also been called up by coach Fernando Santos.
Scott McTominay is ready to play after an operation on a minor groin issue. He has been called up for the Scotland squad. Steve Clarke’s team will play against Israel and Faroe Islands. Scotland are second in Group F.
The star goalkeeper against Valencia will be in Italy as Spain look to beat the hosts in the UEFA Nations League semi-final. David De Gea and Athletic Club goalkeeper Unai Simon are the two options for goalkeeper spot. Luis Enrique has given Simon many opportunities but after such an impressive start to the season from De Gea, it will be exciting to see the playing XI.
Victor Lindelof will captain Sweden in the World Cup 2022 qualifiers. They will play against Kosovo and Greece.
Young United midfielder Dylan Levitt who is currently on loan with Dundee United in the Scottish Premiership, has been included in the Wales squad. The Dragons will play against Czech Republic and then Estonia.
Edinson Cavani has returned to action for Manchester United after an injury and he is also back for his national team. Uruguay will play against Colombia, Argentina and Brazil. Cavani has been inlcuded in the 26 men squad.