Panic as Man United Withdraw Top Player From England Squad Ahead of Euro 2020 Championship

Panic as Man United Withdraw Top Player From England Squad Ahead of Euro 2020 Championship

Oluwatomiwa Babalola
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:42 PM

- Mason Greenwood will play no part in the 2020 Euro Championship this summer due to injury concerns

- The forward was initially named in Gareth Southgate's 33-man list but Man United had to withdraw him

- The 50-year-old manager is left with the decision of who to replace the Red Devils star barely two weeks to the start of the tourney

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England will miss the services of Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood when the Euro 2020 kicks off this month.

The 19-year-old was among the 33 players Gareth Southgate named in his preliminary squad earlier this week.

Sources close to the Three Lions boss however claim that he might make the final squad once the list has been trimmed to 26.

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The Red Devils have now withdrawn their player from the England camp over a pre-existing injury according to the statement released by the national team and also quoted by The Mirror.

Mason Greenwood out of Euro 2020 as Man Utd pull star from England squad
Mason Greenwood in action for Manchester United during their Europa League final defeat to Villarreal. Photo by KACPER PEMPEL/POOL/AFP
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What England said after the player left the national team camp

"Manchester United have confirmed that Mason Greenwood has withdrawn from the provisional #ThreeLions squad due to an underlying injury. "Hope to see you back to full fitness soon, Mason!"

Greenwood enjoyed season-ending performances at Old Trafford after scoring six goals in his last eight Premier League matches.

This development according to the publication catches Southgate off-guard as he is now faced with the decision over who will replace the Man United forward in his team.

The 50-year-old manager has roughly two weeks to find another attacker who is versatile and clinical in front of goals before the tournament starts.

Greenwood was promoted to the Red Devils senior team in 2019 and has a deal with them until the summer of 2025. He has the potentials to reach the summit of his career at the club.

Mason Greenwood breaks Wayne Rooney's goals record earlier reported that Mason Greenwood has broken Wayne Rooney's Man United goalscoring record after finding the back of the net vs Aston Villa.

Greenwood was among United's three goalscorers as the Red Devils sprung a fightback to stun the Villans at Villa Park o. Sunday, May 9.

Bertrand Traore had earlier scored the hosts' opener in the first half before Bruno Fernandes drew one back for United minutes into the second half.

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