Neil Warnock says he'd pick Newcastle United star Dan Burn for the England squad
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Neil Warnock says he'd pick Newcastle United star Dan Burn for the England squad

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Neil Warnock has claimed that if he was the manager of England, he would pick Newcastle United star Dan Burn for the World Cup in Qatar later this year.

The 30-year-old joined the Magpies from Brighton and Hove Albion for £13 million in January (Sky Sports). He played 16 times for Eddie Howe’s side and helped them avoid the drop last season.

Neil Warnock says he’d pick Newcastle star Dan Burn for the England squad

SportBible made Warnock the England boss for the day on Football Manager, and the 73-year-old was asked to pick his team for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar in November.

The Englishman, to everyone’s surprise, named Burn in his starting lineup.

He said: “I don’t think Gareth will pick him but Dan Burn would be in my squad.

“I think a naturally left-footed player is worth his weight in gold. And I just love his attitude. He’s a talker as well. He’s my kind of player.”

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Dan Burn is a quality defender – there’s no doubt about that. But, we’re pretty certain that he will not make the England squad for the World Cup this year.

The 30-year-old was good for Newcastle in the second half of last campaign. He deserves immense credit for his performances, but unfortunately for him, it’s unlikely he’ll play too many games this season.

Newcastle have spent big money to bring in Sven Botman from Lille. The Dutchman will be a guaranteed starter in that left-centre-half role, which means Burn will have to settle for a spot on the bench more often than not.

Newcastle take on Nottingham Forest this afternoon, and it will be interesting to see if Burn will get any game time at all.

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