Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick is being tipped for a return to the England squad, after Roy Hodgson got to watch the playmaker’s wonderful performance against Tottenham in person, reports CaughtOffside.
The 33-year-old created the first goal, with a perfect pass through to Marouane Fellaini, before scoring the second, helping United to a massive 3-0 victory over their rivals for a top four spot. And Carrick’s influence did not go unnoticed by the England manager, who announces his squad for the upcoming matches against Lithuania and Italy later in the month.
Working in Carrick’s favour is the fact that rivals for a midfield slot, Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the games through injury.
However, the former Spurs stalwart has not featured for the national team since an appearance against Poland nearly two years ago, and his injury record has worried Hodgson enough to not select him for many squads since, including the 23 man group that would travel to last year’s World Cup.