"Have I moved ahead of Ashley in the pecking order? I don't know about that," said Milner.
"The manager's not said anything to me really. We're all professional players and we know what's expected of us.
"There's a lot of competition for places. I'll just keep going out there and trying my best for Aston Villa and if I'm lucky enough to get a chance for England as well.
"Whatever happens happens and then it's down to the England manager and the Aston Villa manager to decide."