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Powell and Sterling get first England Under-21 call-ups

Nick Powell has scored one goal since joining United from Crewe Credit: PA
Raheem Sterling has become a Liverpool regular under Brendan Rodgers Credit: PA

Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell and Liverpool's 17-year-old winger Raheem Sterling have been called up to the England Under-21 squad for the first time.

They've been named in Stuart Pearce's 26-man squad for England's Euro 2013 qualifiers against Serbia next week.

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Sir Alex Ferguson with United's two summer signings

Sir Alex Ferguson at today's press conference with Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell Credit: Daniel Hewitt
Sir Alex Ferguson at today's press conference with Shinji Kagawa and Nick Powell Credit: Daniel Hewitt

Manchester United has introduced its two new summer signings - Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund and Nick Powell from Crewe Alexandra - at a press conference this lunchtime.