Hodgson knows few teams boast such a strong pool of Englishmen and is happy to benefit from United's success.
"I'm realistic in that I don't expect coaches to put teams together for England and I wouldn't dream of suggesting Alex should favour English players over others," he said.
"It's very nice to see a lot of very good English players are coming through thanks to their incredible academy system and they are going to be very important for me.
"That is of course a major bonus.
"It's a particular bonus when I go to watch matches because when I go to see United play, there's a good chance I'll see a number of English players, which unfortunately isn't always the case when I go watch matches."