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Callum McManaman called into England Under-21 squad for next month's European Championships in Israel

Callum McManaman was named Man of the Match in the FA Cup Final.
Callum McManaman was named Man of the Match in the FA Cup Final. Credit: PA

Wigan's Callum McManaman has been named in the 23-man England Under-21 squad for next month's European Championships in Israel, although Raheem Sterling misses out through injury.

Just days after his man-of-the-match performance in the Latics' FA Cup triumph against Manchester City, McManaman's fine form has been rewarded with a first call-up by the Young Lions.

However, a thigh injury has put paid to Liverpool winger Sterling's hopes of being included in Stuart Pearce's squad, with Manchester City's Jack Rodwell also absent.

Full squad:

Goalkeepers - Butland (Stoke), Steele (Middlesbrough), Rudd (Norwich)Defenders - Caulker (Tottenham), Clyne (Southampton), Dawson (West Brom), Lees (Leeds), Rose (Sunderland, loan from Tottenham), Shaw (Southampton), Smith (Tottenham Hotspur), Wisdom (Liverpool)

Midfielders - Chalobah (Watford, loan from Chelsea), Henderson (Liverpool), Ince (Blackpool), Lansbury (Nottingham Forest), Lowe (Blackburn), McEachran (Chelsea), McManaman (Wigan Athletic), Shelvey (Liverpool), Townsend (QPR, loan from Tottenham

Forwards - Zaha (Crystal Palace, loan from Manchester United), Marvin Sordell (Bolton), Connor Wickham (Sunderland).

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Teen arrested after Wigan tweet

A teenager has been arrested over a tweet sent to a Wigan footballer at the centre of controversy over a tackle.

Wigan Athletic's Callum McManaman has been in the spotlight since his challenge on Newcastle United full back Massadio Haidara on Sunday.

He has been strongly criticised for the tackle, which saw the French under 21 player stretchered from the field, though he received no card during the game and the FA has said he will face no retrospective punishment.

A 17-year-old from Ashington, Northumberland, was arrested on Monday on suspicion of making a malicious communication on Twitter, Northumbria Police said.

The teenager was issued with a fixed penalty notice, the force said.

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