Mason Greenwood pulls out of Euros
Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has withdrawn from England‘s provisional Euro 2020 squad due to an injury.
Manchester United have confirmed in a statement that the striker needs to recover fully from an underlying injury that kept him out of the under-21 European Championship in March, and therefore he has decided to pull out of the Euros this summer.
Greenwood was in impressive form towards the end of the season, and England will certainly miss his goal-scoring qualities.
The 19-year-old striker was unlikely to be a regular starter for England, but he could have made a big difference as a substitute.
“Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has withdrawn from the provisional England Euro 2020 squad in order to recover fully from an underlying injury that also kept him out of the Under-21 European Championship in March,” a club statement said.
“Mason’s club appearances were managed carefully to maintain his availability through the intensive 2020/21 Premier League and Europa League schedules.
“But a further spell of tournament football would not be beneficial, and Mason will remain at Manchester United to recuperate and prepare for pre-season training.”
Jesse Lingard left out of the squad
Meanwhile, on-loan West Ham United forward Jesse Lingard is set to miss out on the European Championships as well.
The 28-year-old has been on loan at West Ham since the turn of the year, and he has been in exceptional form for the London club.
According to The Athletic, the attacker is likely to be left out of Gareth Southgate’s 26 man squad for the European Championships.
Lingard will be bitterly disappointed with the decision given his performances over the last few months.
There is no doubt that the Manchester United player has been one of the most impressive English forwards this year, and he should have been a part of the national team squad on merit.