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Redknapp: England cap justifies Bellingham choosing BVB over Man Utd

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says a first England cap justifies Jude Bellingham's decision to choose Borussia Dortmund over Manchester United.

He wrote for The Sun: "I've always said that if they're good enough, then pick them and put them in your first team, not in an Under-21 game at a training ground.

"They learn more by playing 'real' football, league football, and that often means sending them out on loan.

"That's what I did with Rio Ferdinand and Jermain Defoe, who both went to Bournemouth. Michael Carrick went to Swindon and Frank Lampard was at Swansea.

"I don't know if Jude thought he wouldn't get a chance in the Premier League because Manchester United were supposed to be interested but he went to Borussia Dortmund.

"He's getting more games than he probably would with United. It will be great for his development as a person too. It's certainly paying off."

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