Manchester United saw 12 first team players get called-up for international duty this week, demonstrating both the quality and diversity of their current squad.
However despite this strong turnout, there were a few stars who were not selected for their respective countries, for a variety of reasons.
Obviously, names like Nemanja Vidic and Ashley Young were unavailable for contention due to injury, and veterans such as Ryan Giggs will not feature on account of their self-imposed international retirements.
Others though were simply overlooked as their recent form was deemed undeserving of a place in the national fold.
This article identifies five of the most notable absentees, analysing each individual case and the reasons for their international snubs.