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England World Cup veteran Parker: AC Milan defender Tomori must do more to convince Southgate

Manchester United Double winner Paul Parker insists AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori must do more to make the England squad.

Parker claimed former Chelsea defender Tomori will get his chance to feature soon at some point, with Gareth Southgate still picking Harry Maguire at centre-back despite being out of form for Manchester United.

"There's always got to be that bit of loyalty between manager and player. I had it myself with Bobby Robson," Parker told Betfred when asked about Southgate still picking Maguire.

"Regarding [Fikayo] Tomori, you've got to equate what goes on in Italy compared to the quality of the football in this country. It's completely different football. You have a look at the amount of goals Tammy Abraham and Romelu Lukaku scored over in Italy and then see how they've played in the Premier League and you can tell there's a difference between the two leagues at this moment in time.

"Tomori has done very well and he should pat himself on the back because he made a brave move and he's playing regular football for a big club in Italy but I don't think he needs people screaming and shouting to be in the England squad.

"I'm sure Gareth [Southgate] is aware of the experience he's gaining and ahead of the World Cup he may want a player who's playing regular European football in his squad as that could come in handy.

"The door isn't closed yet for Tomori as it's wide open considering the amount of centre-backs England have. There's still Max Kilman who's yet to get an opportunity and there's also Conor Coady who can only play in a three.

"Just because some players have missed out on these couple of friendlies, there's still a number of competitive games in the Nations League to come before we head to the World Cup. That's the time when Gareth Southgate will be looking to nail his team down."

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