The split between United fans when it comes to club vs country is both well known and deep seated. Some will argue it came to a head with the treatment of David Beckham in the aftermath of the 1998 World Cup, others that it extends way beyond that, to Coppell and Wilkins' treatment by the media and fans while on England duty.
It's a conundrum. I don't think many reds actively want England to fail, it's more of a complete apathy towards one of the most over-hyped teams to ever play the game. One World Cup win 50 years ago still gives England the right to consider it's self a big player on the world scene? I don't think so. I think it's the fans that ruin it. The fans that follow England also, largely, follow a small club, who for some reason think they're on a level with United. Leeds, Huddersfield, Stoke, Scunthorpe, Exeter, City. You know the sort. They got their 'exotic' footballing fill by following Ingerlund and are united by hating United. It's no coincidence that other 'big' English clubs have very little involvement in the national team. The likes of Arsenal and Liverpool also have the same sentiment.
But it's easy for the the fans of these clubs, it isn't THEIR player that becomes public enemy number one, it isn't THEIR player that comes back injured or vilified. It's ours. We saw with Leicester, at Old Trafford, signing to Rooney, "you let your country down". Did he? Maybe. Did any of the Leicester lads bother turning up? No. So sit down and shut your mouth. I can't stand the international break. It's long, too frequent and too boring. The only saving grace is that both Jesse Lingard and Marcus Rashford both seem to be excited about playing for England. So I wish them well. But I can't say I'll be tuning in.
Here's Jesse talking to the press, who insist on asking the lamest questions I've ever heard.