Manchester United attacker Mason Greenwood drops out of England squad for Euro 2020

Red Devils keen for teenager to rest and recover from 'underlying injury'

Manchester United attacker Mason Greenwood has dropped out of the England squad for this summer's Euro 2020 due to injury.

Manager Gareth Southgate had named the 19-year-old in his provisional 33-man squad that will be chopped down to 26 later on Tuesday.

Greenwood played 100 minutes of United's Europa League final defeat to Villarreal last week but the Red Devils are now keen for the forward to have a period of rest.

"Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has withdrawn from the provisional England Euro 2020 squad, in order to recover fully from an underlying injury that also kept him out of the Under-21 European Championship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," the statement read.

"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."

Greenwood has one senior cap to his name having made his debut in a Nations League win in Iceland last September.

But following the match, both he and fellow debutant Phil Foden were sent home for breaching Covid protocols.

He had played his way back into Southgate's plans having hit eight goals in his last 14 appearances for United at the end of the season.

Updated: June 1, 2021 02:03 PM

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