Jesse Lingard
Lingard rewarded with a senior call up after impressing for United.Getty

Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard has been called into the England squad ahead of the friendly with France on Tuesday 17 November. Lingard, 22, will be in line to make his first appearance for the senior national side at Wembley after Michael Carrick and Jamie Vardy were ruled out due to injury.

Following the news, he wrote via Instagram: "Delighted to be called up to the England senior squad, it is always an honour to wear the shirt."

The news may not impress Lingard's club manager Louis van Gaal, however. The Dutchman said just last week the player is "not ready" for the a senior call-up.

"I would say it is too much too early," the United manager said. "We have to wait to see if he is consistent because he is more or less the same age as Memphis Depay."

Lingard was handed his United debut by van Gaal at the start of the 2014-15 season, but a serious knee injury suffered on the opening day of the season derailed his campaign. The United academy graduate has forced his way back into the Dutchman's plans this term, however, making six appearances for the club and also scoring his first United goal in the 2-0 win over West Brom.

Lingard steps in to provide Roy Hodgson's England side with more firepower after Vardy was ruled out by the Football Association. The Leicester City striker, who has scored in each of his last nine appearances for the club, missed Friday's defeat to Spain and will not feature against France having suffered a knock in training.

Carrick meanwhile was stretchered off in the last minute of the 2-0 defeat to Alicante and has returned to his club to undergo further assessment.