Manchester United will consider firing Ole Gunnar Solskajer if the results don't improve … and England boss Gareth Southgate leads contender to replace him after Euro 2020
- Man United will consider resigning consider Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if bad form continues
- England's boss Gareth Southgate is the leading candidate to take over as he goes
- Solskjaer has credit in the bank, but the sad form of United is a source of concern
- Southgate is seen as a good fit to promote United's policy to promote youth
Manchester United WILL consider looting of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer if the results this season do not improve at Old Trafford – with the manager of England Gareth Southgate a leading contender who takes over after Euro 2020.
United has invested heavily in the Solskjaer project and wants the popular Norwegian to turn things around, but senior sources also have the & # 39; Kenny Dalglish scenario & # 39; cited when Liverpool fired the biggest legend in the club's history in 2012 to pave the way for Brendan Rodgers and then Jurgen Klopp.
As scorer of the winner of United & # 39; s Champions League in the 1999 Treble season, Solskjaer has credit in the bank, but the 46-year-old privately acknowledges that he is not three gets years to win a trophy like Klopp was in Liv erpool.
United, whose fans protested against the owners after losing Burnley at Old Trafford last Wednesday, faced a FA Cup fourth round draw in Tranmere on Sunday, and met Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semi-final on Wednesday with a 3-1 deficit from the first leg.
While Mauricio Pochettino is generally regarded as the front runner in case of a vacancy in Old Trafford, Southgate is seen as a good fit to continue United's policy of promoting youth and as a responsible act as a figurehead.
He is a regular visitor to United & # 39; s training ground as a manager of England and admire the way the club develops players.
In return, the United States Vice-President, Ed Woodward, is impressed by how the England team has evolved under the leadership of Southgate.
The pressure on Solskjaer after a series of three league-defeats in four games has been increased by loud chants. against the Glazer and Woodward family in Old Trafford.
And behind the scenes there is a disillusion of influential figures such as Sir Alex Ferguson, The Class of 92 led by Gary Neville and other former stars.
Tammy Abraham injury scare for Chelsea and England while Stamford Bridge striker bumps after a collision with advertising and injures his ankle during draw with Arsenal
The striker was later seen hobbling off from Stamford Bridge.
He is the newest striker in England who gets injured after Harry Kane and Marcus Rashford.
When asked about the seriousness of Abraham's injury, Lampard replied: "He has had ice on his ankle, but I have not spoken to him yet, so I do not know."
When asked if Chelsea could handle it without Abraham, who has 13 Premier League goals this term, Lampard said: & # 39; Yes, yes; and we have the players there to do that.
& # 39; I hope he isn't (for a few weeks), but if he is yes, then we have the players. & # 39;
Chelsea boss Lampard refused to dampen left on the way to Paris Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani on Monday, and injury to Abraham might be the need of the Blues to recruit a striker in the January window increase. with former Blues boss Antonio Conte, while Chelsea also has Michy Batshuayi as their other front line striker.
Lampard reiterated that this month Chelsea looks at deals rather than permanent transfers while planning his club's long-term strategy.
& # 39; I know and I feel where we need reinforcement, & # 39; said Lampard.
& # 39; It's not just January, this is more a short-term window for us.
& # 39; This season has given us a number of answers on the field where we need to improve. But that is not so much for this window. & # 39;
Aston Villa Captain Jack Grealish continues to remind Gareth Southgate of his talents … it will be a travesty if he is suppressed again by the English boss
- Aston Villa pulled 1- 1 with Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon
- Jack Grealish equalized halfway through the second half to earn a point
- English midfielder this season has been brilliant for Villa
The 24-year-old hopes only another slap in the face will not return when the manager of England appoints his next team. What else should the attacking midfielder do to earn a call-up? If he were overlooked again, that would be a travesty; the hardest punch of a Jack since Rose slammed the door after the Titanic went down.
It is Grealish who now holds Villa & # 39; s heads above water.
Grealish is inv olved in 41 percent of Villa & # 39; s Premier League goals this season, with Saturday's strike a pivotal against relegation rivals.
It was also a peach of a finish, because he ran the ball over his body before he hit Mathew Ryan in his near-top corner from 15 meters.
& # 39; He continues to push us as coaches to make him better, & # 39; said Dean Smith manager. "If you have that attitude, he will be a top player.
" When I first took over, we were 15, 16 games in the season and I asked him how many goals he scored. He said "one". How much helps? "No." He now has a good habit of being a goal scorer. & # 39;
The Grealish strike in the 75th minute canceled the opener of Leandro Trossard in the 38th – the first goal conceded in the Premier League by Pepe Reina since 2013.
Brighton makes an unfortunate habit of not holding leads – this result means that they have lost 14 points from winning positions this season. Boss Graham Potter acknowledged that they should see games better.
Villa now turns their attention to Watford on Tuesday, while Brighton goes to Bournemouth.
The title race may seem over, but the one against relegation is just warming up.
Gareth Southgate is not someone to release the hair dryer, but he delivered a strict message Wembley on Tuesday five days earlier.
Some players from England emerged after the game to suggest that they were still among the best teams in the final. Southgate just didn't buy it.
& # 39; There were good moments and some not so good moments, but that's the development in football, & # 39; said Southgate. "You have to go through some of those setbacks.
" For me, the greatest reminder among seniors was that we should always have humility.
& # 39; We play a country like Romania, I don't know if we thought we were better, but they had some really good players.
& # 39; I thought they were a good team, they had a stadium full of support. I didn't like that our boys came and thought they were still the best team in the tournament.
& # 39; That may not be the case. But that is a bit up to their age. They must recognize it and learn from it.
ENGLAND SQUAD IN FULL
Goalkeepers : Tom Heaton (Aston Villa), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley)
 ] Defenders : Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Ben Chilwell (Leicester), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Leicester), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Danny Rose (Tottenham), Kieran Trippier (Madrid Atletico), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United)
Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), James Maddison (Leicester), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Liverpool), Declan Rice (West Ham), Harry Winks (Tottenham)
Forwards : Harry Kane (Tottenham), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)
] & Frankly, I've had 30 years in soccer and those guys have had three, so they won't know all those things. They were a little misleading if that was their thinking process. & # 39;
It is a point that Southgate seems to be impressed by its players. The boss of the national team has one of the most exciting generations of football players in Europe to choose from. It is not often that we can be so positive about the English game.
Indeed, Thursday's call-ups for James Maddison, Mason Mount, Aaron Wan-Bissaka – all part of that Under 21 squadron – and Tyrone Mings are a good example.
But it takes more than talent. Ego & # 39; s must be left at the door. Keep your head down and graft. At least, that's what Southgate will tell its players when they sign up for training at St George's Park on Sunday.
With Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo on the horizon, imagine that there are a few in the team who believe that that is six points in the pocket. Of course they are probably right.
Southgate, however, does not stand for such arrogance.
We play Kosovo in the second game here and they are a good team. They have some really good players and the pride of a new nation, & he said.
& # 39; We cannot underestimate such games. They are undefeated in 12 to 15 games, so we would be naive to think that it will be easy.
& # 39; We now breed young, confident players who have great confidence in their technical skills. But what makes a top player? Technical excellence?
& # 39; Yes, the ability to incorporate and execute tactical discipline, with and without the ball. And mental resilience – not just mental self-confidence, but real mental resilience.
& # 39; And then the physical properties: to live with the game at the speed it is now playing and thrive on those high athletic levels. So there's a lot that needs to come together for all these guys. Of course he does. You just have to look at the courage of the English manager when selecting another team full of youth and relative inexperience.
But Southgate does not doubt itself for a second. He is convinced that it is the right decision to leave 48-cap Kyle Walker out of his team.
Southgate said it is important to understand the reason for dropping a player.
"It is especially important that the player understands why you do that – what Kyle does," the manager of England said.
"For a long period of time we have been brave in some of those decisions and we" we have many good things and we would support ourselves. We watch the games enough and do our due diligence. We know where the team has to go. & # 39;
And if the young people who enter the team or those who knock on the door doubted how they could get there, they are not now.
Gareth Southgate could come up with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer while English manager Mason Greenwood is considering for Euro 2020 … despite the fact that Man United's boss says the young person needs more time to
Gareth Southgate could have been set for a collision with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about Mason Greenwood.
Earlier this week, the manager of Manchester United stated that he was too early to talk about a promising 18-year-old as a potential senior England internationally.
Solskjaer asked Greenwood to allow time to settle before we talk about England and the euro & # 39 ;.
Sportsmail however, understands that the young striker is firmly on Southgate's radar and that the admiration of England's manager has been made clear to the younger United States.
Southgate faces a selection dilemma with his attackers for the tournament, his options seem limited.
Harry Kane faces a race to be fit and Jamie Vardy has withdrawn from international football, while Callum Wilson's struggles in Bournemouth are of great concern. The form of Tammy Abraham is a plus, while Danny Ings and Dominic Calvert-Lewin are impressed by Southampton and Everton respectively.
Greenwood has already scored nine goals for United this season – and one source believes that he should continue to gain experience with the first team between now and the end of the campaign, he will be in the England squad to be.
& # 39; Gareth loves Mason and has made his feelings clear, & # 39; they said. & # 39; He is a strong candidate for the team.
& Callum Hudson-Odoi was selected before he even played the Premier League match for Chelsea – Mason has played 20 times. They love everything about him, his technique, the lack of backlift when he hits the ball.
& # 39; They are very sharp and if he keeps getting games and goals, it's hard not to see him make the cut. & # 39;
Speaking before Wednesday's FA Cup clash with Wolves, Solskjaer insisted on caution about the native youth, who has played for England under-21s.
& # 39; His focus was on playing more for us, improving and when he plays more for us, that will happen naturally, & # 39; Solskjaer said. & # 39; He has just been selected for the Under-21 & # 39; s, concentrating on his football. & # 39;
Danny Ings en route to Euro 2020 audition in March, while Gareth Southgate sees Southampton as a hotshot as a serious fight to replace Harry Kane in England's next squad
- Captain Jack Grealish of Aston Villa is also firmly in the mind of Gareth Southgate
- The boss of the national team is ready to complete his plans for Euro 2020 in March
- Harry Kane will spell after a hamstring operation last week
- This leaves Southgate with a dilemma about who should replace his captain
- Leeds star Kelvin Phillips would Can stand in line for a shock call to England squad
- Gareth Southgate watched the midfielder playing in Sheffield Wednesday clash
- The English boss plans for his team for friendly competitions in March
- Gareth Southgate will find a replacement for the wounded Harry Kane
- ] Chelsea star Tammy Abraham is in the front row to take his place
- Abraham has shaken the jinx of the club's No. 9 shirt to to bloom this season
- The debate about which of James Maddison and Jack Grealish is better goes on
- The English boss Gareth Southgate was present at the King Powe Stadium to watch
- The duo is fighting for a place in Southgate & # 39; s Euro 2020 team next summer
- Maddison shone brighter at the King Power early on and Grealish also improved
Kane will certainly miss the games after a hamstring operation leaving Southgate last week with a dilemma about who should replace his productive captain.
And Ings, who has a cap from England, is a serious candidate to replace Kane in the next team of England in a movement that is essentially a Euro 2020 audition would be for the former Liverpool man.
Southgate is known as a great admirer of the Saints striker and has considered Ings for some of his previous squadrons.
But the productive season of Ings so far, with 16 goals in 24 appearances, has increased the international ranking.
The emergence of Ings as a real option f or Southgate, which will almost certainly not consider an international comeback for Leieester Jamie Vardy, reinforces the pressure on the position of fellow striker Callum Wilson in the England party.
intensifying broke last season in the team and has played four times, once scored, for England.
But Wilson has not scored a Premier League goal since September because the Cherries have fallen into relegation danger.
] Kane & # 39; s absence may still keep Wilson in conflict for a call-up in March, but there is concern in the intent of England about his loss of form.
Skipper Kane is almost certainly suitable for the Euro 2020 finals Despite recent injuries, he arranged for his rehabilitation rehabilitation program to go according to plan
He hopes to run on grass in March and believes he can Play in the last five or six games of the Tottenham season.
Elsewhere, the shape of Grealish in Villa has placed him firmly in the frame for his first call-up for the upcoming games.
The 24-year-old was almost included in Southgate & # 39; s previous team for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Montenegro and Kosovo in November
But his impressive performance in a struggling Villa team is not remained unnoticed by Southgate, who keeps a close eye on the midfielder.
The recent return of Him Alli to form has also warned Southgate. The Tottenham midfielder, a regular for England at the 2018 World Cup, was not selected in the previous two squads due to concerns about injuries and loss of form. a recall for the midfielder.
Alli has scored five times and made three assists under Mourinho, but it is the course of the 23-year-old who has impressed Southgate in recent weeks. Against Liverpool on Saturday, Alli rode 13.5 km – 2 km more than his closest teammate.
Jadon Sancho certainly cannot be accused of lack of trust. The English asterisk was directly on Twitter to complain to EA Sports about what he considered a low success score of 77 in the upcoming video game FIFA 20.
When he saw the polite complaint of Sancho had EA collected more than 60,000 likes and replied that a dribble figure of 90 was actually quite decent.
& # 39; I think both can be 90, & # 39; tweeted Sancho back. & # 39; A bit loud & # 39 ;.
Fortunately, the 19-year-old Borussia Dortmund ace backs up some & chutzpah with breathtaking performance for his club on a scary regular basis. Otherwise he comes across torrents of criticism in the echo chamber of social media.
Sancho has taken every new challenge in his burgeoning career in his staggering fast steps and now he will feel ready for the next one.
He will be unleashed by Gareth Southgate when England plays Kosovo on Tuesday night in their newest Euro 2020 qualifier in Southampton, and replaces Marcus Rashford in a front three with also Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling.
And although this is Sancho's eighth English cap, there is a feeling that there is a long-term chance of seizing.
It's a chance to get a place in the English team for the near future and in a season that culminates in a final of the European Championship in Wembley, which is pretty good timing.
Rashfo rd spoke on Saturday for England's 4-0 win over Bulgaria about matching Kane goal-to-goal in practice practice shooting practice. & # 39; If he scores seven, you want to score eight, & # 39; he said.
But given the chance to deliver on the Wembley pitch against the modest opposition at the weekend, Rashford just couldn't find it. Kane, on the other hand, scored a hat trick
Late in that game, Rashford from the Bulgaria defense was played by Ross Barkley, but shot right at goalkeeper Plamen Iliev instead of stroking the ball in the bottom corner.
Southgate decided that Sancho decided to open an opportunity to go against Kosovo.
Although Southgate after his match over Saturday Rashford, Kane and Sterling praised his attacking trio, it is clearly only the last two are guaranteed starters.
There has been a lot between Rashford and Sancho this season. Rashford has two goals for United, Sancho three for Dortmund. Sancho has more assists – four for those from Rashford.
Perhaps it is a perception of how their respective parties are doing. Rashford & # 39; s two goals came in Chelsea's 4-0 opening routine (one was a penalty) but that led to a distressed United-side for a false dawn.
Against opponents d prefer a less open style, such as Crystal Palace and Southampton, Rashford's runs are often stuck in dead ends. His penalty hit the post in the defeat of the palace.
That is not necessarily true – while they defeated reigning Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in the Super Cup, with Sancho scoring a scorching goal, they also suffered a miserable defeat against the newly promoted Union Berlin.
Both players finished last season with 13 goals each, although Sancho claimed 10 assists (19 to 9) and certainly seemed to have the better season.
But when Southgate started him in the UEFA Nations League semi-final against Holland in June, Sancho was silent and left after an hour for Jesse Lingard.
England & # 39; s Euro 2020 qualifying scores
March 22 Czech Republic (H) 5-0
25 March Montenegro 5-1
7 September Bulgaria (H) 4-0
10 September Kosovo (H)
October 11 Czech Republic (A)
October 14 Bulgaria (A)
November 14 Montenegro (H)
November 17 Kosovo (A)
Nevertheless, Southgate is right to give him another competitive game to show what he can do and push for a more permanent place.
When Chelsea & # 39; s Callum Hudson-Odoi returns from injury, he must also get a chance, further increasing competition for that attacking berth for Euro 2020.
& # 39; We are very well served in those areas, & # 39; said Southgate satisfied with Mond yes, although really choosing which of the three to play in England & # 39; s opening Euro 2020 game will be a real headache for him.
Although Sancho was irritated by his assessment in the main FIFA simulation, he will certainly be excellent
Growing up in Camberwell, South London, his skills were honored by playing cage football.
As he said this week: & I expressed myself. Nobody cared if you lost the ball, because it was like free style sessions. Everyone is just doing skills against each other – trying to embarrass people, things like that. & # 39;
Although that showboating was coached to him during his teenage years at the Watford academy, we still see a strange glimpse in the road. Sancho beats an opponent with a tap or rear wheel.
But the most important thing fans of England will appreciate is that, like Rashford, he brings a blistering pace and is not afraid to tackle defenders before he cuts in to
Sancho is good on his way to a place in the English team at Euro 2020 and even if he falls back from the team against the Czech Republic and Bulgaria away from home next month, he gets further chances.
It is about continuing exactly what he is already doing for Dortmund and equaling his impressive goal and supporting the return of last season.
He must also ensure that he is not distracted by the inevitable pursuit of him by the Premier League clubs next summer.
Manchester United are the front runners to sign Sancho and will rebuild their interest next summer with Dortmund open for sale with huge profit on the £ 8 million they paid to sign it from Manchester City in 2017.
When that movement happens, the battle between Rashford and Sancho is just beginning.
England boss Gareth Southgate is considering calling Leeds star Kalvin Phillips for friendly games in March after watching midfielder clash with Sheffield Wednesday
Gareth Southgate could leeds his eye midfielder Kalvin Phillips of Leeds for his England set up for the friendly games of March.
The boss of Three Lions was present for the Leeds game against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.
get a chance for England in defensive midfield for Euro 2020 .
Sportsmail understands he has attended the race on Elland Road to check out the 24-year-old
Phillips hoping for a chance for the practice games in March.
Former Premier League player Danny Higginbotham supported Phillips shines on the international stage a few months ago.
He said: & Gareth Southgate has switched between Declan Rice and Harry Winks in this position – but for me it is still up for grabs for the coming summer.
& # 39; Looking outside the current team, not many English defensive midfielders excel in the Premier League. But in Kalvin Phillips of Leeds, I see someone who could find his way in Southgate's calculation.
& # 39; He is excellent for the side of Marcelo Bielsa and has some really good qualities. I love his positional feeling, he is a very good tackler, and his distribution both long and short is fantastic.
& # 39; Yes, Phillips has never played in the Premier League. But I have no problem with that at all – there were plenty of clubs for him in the summer and he would no doubt play in the top class now if Leeds didn't do everything to keep him.
& # 39; And when recalling Mason Mount last October when he was lent to Derby near Chelsea, Southgate has shown that he is not afraid to select a champion player. The Three Lions only play again in March – if Phillips stays in this current form, I see no reason why he would not be involved.
& # 39; I am not saying that he must be brought in as the first choice. But in a position that still needs to be locked, Phillips is worth watching. & # 39;
Tam is the man for England! The impressive performances of Abraham at the front of Chelsea should be encouraging for Gareth Southgate
Kane & # 39; s productive scoring boots will be great to fill after he has sustained a hamstring injury that excludes him until April.
Abraham van Chelsea is in the front row and has already foreseen that he has the broad shoulders and the mentality to thrive when the pressure runs out
It is inevitable that the person who stands up for the man on his way to become England's record scorer.
Abraham showed that he was made of the right things by ignoring what turned out to be the core of Chelsea & # 39; s No. 9 shirt to become a successful spearhead of their attack. Mateja Kezman, Fernando Torres, Radamel Falcao, Alvaro Morata and Gonzalo Higuain all seemed to weigh heavily when they wore it.
Perhaps that was enough to postpone Abraham and make manager Frank Lampard think about its transfer to the 22-year-old attacker.
However, Abraham saw it as an honor rather than a curse, Lampard told in the summer and was ready because & # 39; pressure drives me & # 39 ;, scored in his first performance. in the preseason and did not look back. Fifteen goals were followed for club and country and Abraham is well placed to wear the shirt in the absence of Kane.
"It is his first period in the Premier League where he scores goals. I expect a lot more from him and hopefully progress will go one way.
& # 39; When the No. 9 shirt was available, quite a few people here said to me: & # 39; Oh, be careful, that's not always the best feeling with different players here. ”
& # 39; It was my decision to give him pure personality in the preseason.
& # 39; I knew he was a good player and I liked him on the training ground, but his personality is one that he said, "Yes, please, I want to be Chelsea & # 39; s No. 9."
& # 39; It was an easy thing to feel and say at that time, but to then produce as he did is a good start. And it's a start. It is something that he has to maintain, because he is probably at that stage where everyone starts to expect Tammy to play well, score and influence big games.
"That brings a new challenge and that is that now. "
& # 39; Some layers, you can give them the burden of pressure, others you need to take that away a little and let them focus in a different way. & # 39;
Lampard reflected in the rise of Abraham by Chelsea & # 39; s ranks and continued: & # 39; He must have wanted to always be Chelsea & # 39; s No. 9. That was always his goal. I know he used Didier Drogba. So he thought, "I want to be the most important striker in Chelsea," and number 9 is generally that I thought it was an opportunity for him to hopefully go there.
& # 39; I didn't actually go into the numbers, but if it (the curse no. 9) becomes a whisper or a whisper, it becomes a slightly negative.
& # 39; If you sign a 25-year-old who has scored multiple goals in another league or in the Premier League, you may see it differently and it is a very easy decision. But the question with a young boy is, "Does he need that pressure?" My opinion was yes. & # 39;
Midlands midfield masters James Maddison and Jack Grealish & # 39; s screenings in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup will give Gareth Southgate enough to think about
Who would you prefer: James Maddison or Jack Grealish? It is one of the pubic debates of the season, but a man is lucky that he does not have to choose.
So far, coach England Gareth Southgate – Who was at the King Power Stadium with assistant Steve Holland – has generally looked elsewhere for his offensive options in midfield. Maddison has a single senior cap, replacing the 7-0 win over Montenegro in November, while Grealish still receives a call-up.
The couple are good friends and both are long-term goals for Manchester United . They play with a verve that excites supporters and both have a crush on a place in the Euro 2020 team at Southgate.
Things are up, Maddis on is ahead of Grealish, but if the Villa-man retains the shape Gareth Southgate will certainly take a look for the tournament.
Their return to the Premier League this season is impressive. Maddison has six goals and three assists, Grealish six and five. In the semi-final of Wednesday's Carabao Cup, both showed why they are able to shine on the international stage.
With Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers without his main defensive midfielder Wilfred Ndidi due to injury, and reorganized his side in a 5-3-2 line-up, with Maddison left from midfield three. Meanwhile, Grealish operated where he has most of the season: left of an attacking three with permission to roam.
With their striking hairstyles and self-assured way, it is natural to compare the pair – although their styles are quite different. Grealish likes to run the ball, protect it from opponents and make mistakes. Maddison is a one-and-touch man with a razor-sharp mind and a devastating shot at a distance. Both have a technique to be jealous of and are very dangerous because of set pieces.
Maddison seemed brighter in the early stages, but, as he often does, Grealish grew in the game. He is the man Villa players always look at when they are in possession, and in the movement that led to the opening goal, the 24-year-old showed exactly why.
Carrying the ball from deep, Grealish caused enormous uncertainty in the home defense, with Caglar Soyuncu in full stretch to cut out his low cross. Later in the move, Soyuncu was then out of balance when Anwar El Ghazi defeated him and Frederic Guilbert slid into the distant post to place Villa in front.
There were few direct duels between the two, but Grealish had the better ones. Grealish had a hand in the first and almost put down a second with a diabolical free kick that Ezri Konsa hit the crossbar. In the second half, Villa continued to play during the break and Grealish was their biggest threat. Maddison also drove his team forward and had two good chances to make it equal, which saved Villa goalkeeper Orjan Nyland.
Enough room for Southgate to consider before the summer, but Midfield midfield masters will be hard to ignore.