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Man Utd defender Abbie McManus handed England squad call-up

Manchester United v Manchester City – Women’s FA Cup – Fourth Round – Leigh Sports Village
(Image credit: Ian Hodgson)

Manchester United defender Abbie McManus has been called up to the England Women squad.

The 27-year-old, who has 18 caps, joins the squad at St George’s Park and will be available to take part in the second intra-squad 11v11 match of the Lionesses’ current camp.

The first took place on Friday at Stoke’s Bet365 Stadium, with a side captained by Lucy Bronze defeating one skippered by Steph Houghton 8-1.

Phil Neville’s England had been scheduled to play a friendly against Norway at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane on Tuesday.

But the game was cancelled earlier this month with the Football Association saying the Norwegian Football Federation had confirmed its team would be unable to travel “due to Covid-19 considerations in their country”.

England have not played an international fixture since their SheBelieves Cup campaign in March.