Young: no contact from Hodgson regarding England recall

The Manchester United star has been in good form for his club this season, but is stranded on 30 caps for his country.

Manchester United's Ashley Young is quoted in Talksport as saying he has had no contact with England boss Roy Hodgson regarding a possible England recall.

With his last England cap coming in 2013, the former Aston Villa star has been out of the national team picture for an extended period of time.

The winger had been a key man for England leading up to Euro 2012, and scored 6 goals in 2011 and the early part of 2012, but after struggling in the Championships proper, the 29-year-old found himself restricted to a bit part under former Liverpool boss Hodgson, before dropping out of the squad entirely the next year.

But there had been renewed calls for Young to return to the Three Lions squad for the games against Lithuania and Italy after some decent performances under new United boss Louis van Gaal.

“There was no conversation [with Hodgson]," said the Manchester United ahead of the game with Manchester City this weekend.

"Obviously I will always want to represent my country. I was a little bit disappointed not to be in the squad, but I have just got to make sure I am playing well here at United and hopefully I will get the call at some time soon."

Young has utilised his versatility this season to return to form and a regular starting role at Old Trafford under Van Gaal. 

Impressing at left-wing back, as well in more familiar attacking midfield positions, Young has played his part in United's recent strong run, starting the last five games, all of which have been United wins, and he will be hoping to feature in the derby match on Sunday, in the knowledge that a good performance in such a high-profile game may finally capture his national manager's eye once more.

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