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Young focusing on Man Utd consistency ahead of England recall

Ashley Young admits he has to play consistently at club level before warranting a return to international football.

The Manchester United winger admits he would love to play for England again but insists that his Manchester United form is clearly the most important thing at this stage of his career.

30-year-old Young last played for the Three Lions in October 2013 and therefore is not expecting to be called up when Roy Hodgson later this week names his squad for next month's Euro2016 qualifiers against Estonia and Lithuania.

"I am not to sure about England situation. I am as in the dark as you," he said.

"I know I have to play well for United to have a chance and then you hope the England manager comes knocking on the door. If that happens it happens but at the moment I am concentrating on United.

"I am always going to make myself available as long as my legs can carry me around the pitch.

"I will never think about retiring from England until I retire from football completely at club level. That is not going to happen soon. I feel fit if the call comes then it comes. It was a long time ago.

"Roy Hodgson was in touch at the end of last season. I had a slight problem with my achilles. I was disappointed not to join up."

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