£30m United star congraulates another former team-mate on international call-up

Luke Shaw and Southampton players

Luke Shaw and Matt Le Tissier have both congratulated Jose Fonte on his Portugal call-up.

Southampton saw yet another of their players receive a first international call-up this week, as 30-year-old defender Jose Fonte was finally recognised for his unassuming performances for the club over the past two seasons in the Premier League.

He is now the captain at the club and has really taken to the new role well, leading his club to a current second placed standing in the Premier League.

With that in mind the Portuguese set-up really had no choice but to give him the nod for an upcoming friendly with France and Euro 2016 qualifier with Denmark.

And Fonte's success is certainly appreciated by many of those associated with the club. Fonte has been with the club from the gloomy days of League One and been an ever-present in the back-line ever since - as they look toward a potential European qualification this campaign.

So there was no surprise when floods of good will came his way, as he gets set to play with Cristiano Ronaldo for his nation.

Luke Shaw was not so lucky. He has struggled with injury since he swapped Southampton for Manchester United in a £30 million deal this summer. He is in England's under-21 squad after Roy Hodgson elected to pick Kieran Gibbs for the seniors. But he is not bitter, following up congratulating Nathaniel Clyne on his England selection earlier in the week by sending a heartfelt Tweet to another former defensive partner.

Meanwhile Southampton legend Matt Le Tissier was also pleased to see him in the team, with Fonte even replying to 'Le God'.

Fonte's mission now is to stay in the squad, as well as keeping Southampton at the right end of the Premier League table.

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