Cleverley in as duo withdraw
The FA has confirmed Tom Cleverley has been called into the England squad to face Holland after Jack Wilshere and Michael Carrick withdrew.
Last Updated: 08/08/11 9:18pm
The Football Association has confirmed Tom Cleverley has been called into the England squad to face Holland after Jack Wilshere and Michael Carrick withdrew.
Skysports.com revealed earlier on Monday that Cleverley had been added to Fabio Capello's plans after impressing in Manchester United's Community Shield victory over Manchester City.
Cleverley replaced Carrick at half-time at Wembley and played his part as United came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 thanks to Nani's injury-time winner.
The midfielder, who spent last season on loan at Wigan Athletic, has now been rewarded with inclusion in the senior England squad for the first time to face the Netherlands on Wednesday.
He will help to fill the void created by the withdrawals of Wilshere and Carrick, who are both carrying injuries.
Carrick had been a doubt for the Community Shield after picking up an Achilles injury during former team-mate Edwin van der Sar's testimonial last week.
Wilshere, meanwhile, has been struggling with an ankle problem and Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed at the weekend that the teenager would not be fit for England duty.
Both Carrick and Wilshere have returned to their clubs for treatment ahead of the start of the new Premier League season this weekend.
Another United player in the squad is Danny Welbeck and reports suggest he is making good progress from an ankle injury which had put his availability in doubt.
Welbeck, who made his England debut against Ghana in March, had taken Darren Bent's place in the squad after the Aston Villa striker was sidelined by a shoulder problem.