BREAKING: Wonderkid handed SHOCK first England call-up; is he a good replacement for Manchester United transfer target?

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Roy Hodgson has called up Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard as a replacement for injured striker Jamie Vardy, who may soon be joining the new boy at Old Trafford.

It was confirmed on Sunday that in-form Vardy would not be present on Tuesday for England’s friendly against France, the match that will go ahead despite the terrorist attacks that hit Paris on Friday evening.

France was stunned when a series of bombings and shootings unravelled across the capital during Les Bleus’ 2-0 friendly victory over world champions Germany at the Stade de France.

England will be without both Michael Carrick and Vardy, with the latter—who has scored 12 goals in his last 12 Premier League matches—representing a considerable loss.

He will be replaced by United’s Lingard, in a move that has raised some eyebrows.

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Looking at these stats, it’s easy to see why many are questioning Lingard’s addition. Is he ready for an England call-up, and is there any sense that he can begin to replace the threat offered by Vardy, who has been linked to a £15m January move to Manchester United?


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