Boys from Brazil Raise the Bar

Brazil’s four Manchester United representatives in their World Cup squad set a new foreign record for the club. Indeed, there has never been more than a trio of Reds in any team in the world’s largest event, not even for England or any of the host nations. Norway held the previous record for a non-UK and Ireland nation in 1998, when Henning Berg, Ronny Johnsen, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer represented the Scandinavian country in France.

Brazil, the favorites for Qatar 2022, begin their campaign against Serbia on Thursday night in Group G. (19:00 GMT). Alex Telles, presently on loan at Sevilla, Fred, Casemiro, and Antony are all alternatives for Tite as the South Americans look to reclaim the treasured championship.

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Boys from Brazil

Following the match against Serbia, the S Brazilelecao will face Switzerland and Cameroon the following week. United has had as many as four players in a single World Cup team on five prior occasions. Martin Buchan, Gordon McQueen, Lou Macari, and Joe Jordan all competed for Scotland in Argentina in 1978.

England selected Gary Neville, David Beckham, Paul Scholes, and Teddy Sheringham twenty years later. In previous tournaments, the Three Lions relied largely on United, with Wes Brown, David Beckham, Nick Butt, and Paul Scholes all chosen in 2002.

Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Wayne Rooney, and Danny Welbeck took over in 2014, and Jones was joined by Ashley Young, Jesse Lingard, and Marcus Rashford last time around.

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