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Ashley Young, Jordan Henderson to start against Tunisia?

Young, Henderson to start against Tunisia?
Jordan Henderson is to be given the nod over Eric Dier to start as England's only holding midfielder against Tunisia, according to a report.

Gareth Southgate will reportedly name Ashley Young and Jordan Henderson in England's starting lineup to face Tunisia in their World Cup opener.

The leaked teamsheet, which has the Three Lions in their now familiar hybrid 3-5-2 system, sees Liverpool skipper Henderson fielded over Eric Dier in the one holding position.

Sky Sports News reports that Young - the oldest member in the England squad - has been given the nod at left wing-back, on the opposite side to Kieran Trippier.

Jesse Lingard and Harry Maguire will also start Monday's match, it is claimed, with the latter joining makeshift centre-back Kyle Walker and John Stones in the backline.

Everton keeper Jordan Pickford is another rumoured starter, having been handed the number-one shirt by Southgate, while Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling will join Lingard in providing support for Harry Kane.

Rumoured England XI to face Tunisia: Pickford; Walker, Stones, Maguire; Trippier, Alli, Henderson, Lingard, Young; Sterling, Kane


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