Owen Hargreaves: Aaron Cresswell could be a future England international

Aaron Cresswell

Former England international Owen Hargreaves believes West Ham left back Aaron Cresswell could be a Three Lions ace in the future.

West Ham United are back in FA Cup action this weekend, as they face Premier League rivals West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns on Saturday.

The game will be shown live on BT Sport, and one of their pundits, Owen Hargreaves, has been speaking to the West Ham official website ahead of the contest.

The former Manchester United midfielder retired after leaving Manchester City in 2012, and was asked which West Ham players could make the step up to play for England.

The likes of Carl Jenkinson, Mark Noble, Stewart Downing and Andy Carroll have long been mentioned as potential players for Roy Hodgson's England side ahead of the 2016 European Championships, but Hargreaves singled out another Hammers star for possible international recognition.

Hargreaves, who made his name with Bayern Munich, believes that left back Aaron Cresswell could be one to play for the Three Lions.

"Aaron Cresswell is certainly one for the future, he's a young talented player," said Hargreaves when asked which West Ham players could play for England.

"The first time I watched him play this season I thought he was a good player and he's continued to do well. The most important thing is doing well at club level. If you don't do well, then you won't have a chance," he added.

Cresswell, 25, joined the Hammers from Ipswich Town in the summer, and has established himself as West Ham's first choice left back this season.

With one goal and three assists to his name, Cresswell has been impressive, but faces a tough challenge breaking into the England setup.

Manager Hodgson has no shortage of left backs, with Leighton Baines, Luke Shaw, Kieran Gibbs, Ryan Bertrand also vying for a place in the side - and Cresswell must continue his fine form to be in the reckoning.

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