England will try and convince Paul Scholes to come out of retirement at the age of 42.
While England were stumbling towards a 1-0 win away in Lithuania, Gareth Southgate had a scout at a charity game Scholes was taking part in.
That scout, Lee Satchell, was reportedly impressed sufficiently to recommend attempting to convince Scholes to play at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Satchell explained: “It’s got to the point where we’re rolling a dice to call midfielders up for England.
“Winksy got in this time, but it was almost Mark Noble. Lee Cattermole, Henri Lansbury and Jack Cork were in with a shout as well.
“I mean, I’m not being funny, but we’re one injury away from calling up Jack Rodwell again.
“So Gareth sent me down to see what state Paul was in.
“He couldn’t really run, and he still cant tackle, but hes got more passing ability in his little toe than Jordan Henderson does in his whole body.
“We’ve had Scholesy earmarked ever since we saw him give everybody the runaround in Michael Carrick’s testimonial.
“The difficulty now will be convincing him to come to Russia.
“After all, we spent a decade playing him on the left wing so it’s only right that he doesn’t trust any of the England managers.
“But if he doesn’t come to Russia then we’re absolutely f*****.”
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