Capello to make early check on Villa ace Agbonlahor

Fabio Capello is set to kickoff his England career by checking on Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor in Saturday's FA Cup clash with Manchester United.

Capello takes up his post on Monday but is keen to see Agbonlahor and his Aston Villa side take on Manchester United in the FA Cup 48 hours earlier.

The Italian is also expected at Luton on Sunday to see Liverpool's Steven Gerrard, Jamie Carragher - despite the defender's reluctance to end his international retirement - and possibly Peter Crouch.

Capello's first major job is on January 14 in Zagreb to sort out England's 2010 World Cup qualifiers.

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