Savage: England need to build team around Man Utd players

Robbie Savage says England coach Fabio Capello should build his Euro2012 team around Manchester United.

Robbie Savage says England coach Fabio Capello should build his Euro2012 team around Manchester United.

Former United, Leicester City and Derby County midfielder Savage says Capello's players lack the composure of United.

He wrote in the Mirror: "For these remaining qualifiers, he should throw the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Tom Cleverley, Danny Welbeck, Ashley Young and Wayne Rooney in with established names like Joe Hart and Ashley Cole, making room for Jack Wilshere and Steven Gerrard when they are fit.

"It makes sense for Capello to ride on the machine Sir Alex Ferguson has built. These lads train together every day and know each other inside-out. They're playing brilliant football, they're super-confident and, with the exception of Rio, they're young.

"It would be a fresh start for England which would wipe away a lot of the toxic memories of tournament disappointments."

 

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