Where have all the United lads disappear to?

The Carrington training complex was eerily quiet this week as players made a mass exodus to link up with their national teams all over Europe. Most are helping their countries in the efforts to qualify for Euro 2012, while others had to travel further afield. It’s a price that has to be paid when the squad contains so many internationals from all over the world. For the sake of anyone wondering what destinations the various Manchester United lads have been heading for, here’s a complete list of their schedules.

The Carrington training complex was eerily quiet this week as players made a mass exodus to link up with their national teams all over Europe. Most are helping their countries in the efforts to qualify for Euro 2012, while others had to travel further afield. It’s a price that has to be paid when the squad contains so many internationals from all over the world. For the sake of anyone wondering what destinations the various Manchester United lads have been heading for, here’s a complete list of their schedules.

England – Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand vs Montenegro (Home) Tuesday 12 October

Scotland – Darren Fletcher vs Czech Republic (Away) Friday 8 October vs Spain (Home) Tuesday 12 October

Republic of Ireland – John O’Shea, Darron Gibson vs Russia (Home) Friday 8 October, vs Slovakia (Away) Tuesday 12 October

Northern Ireland – Jonny Evans, Corry Evans vs Italy (Home) Friday 8 October, vs Faroe Islands (Away) Tuesday 12 October

SerbiaNemanja Vidic vs Estonia (Home) Friday 8 October, vs Italy (Away) Tuesday 12 October

Portugal – Nani vs Denmark (Home) Friday 8 October, vs Iceland (Away) Tuesday 12 October

South Korea – Ji-sung Park vs Japan (Home) Tuesday 12 October

Mexico – Javier Hernandez vs Venezuela (Home) Tuesday 12 October

England Under 21Chris SmallingTom Cleverley, Danny Welbeck vs Rumania (Home) Tuesday 12 October

Italy Under 21Federico Macheda vs Belarus (Home) Tuesday 12 October

That’s a hell of a lot of players on international duty but if you think that they’re faced with all those air miles, spare a thought for Mark Schwarzer (Fulham), Tim Cahill (Everton), David Carney (Blackpool), Richard Garcia (Hull City) and Scott McDonald (Middlesbrough) who have all flown to Australia for a FRIENDLY game against Paraguay in Sydney on Saturday! They will then be faced with a return trip to England for club commitments next weekend. Now that’s what can be called long haul flying.

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