Hodgson happy champions Man Utd full of English players

England coach Roy Hodgson admits he's fortunate champions Manchester United boast so many English players.

England coach Roy Hodgson admits he's fortunate champions Manchester United boast so many English players.

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."

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