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Mason Greenwood out as England prepare to select UEFA Euro 2020 squad

Mason Greenwood withdrew from the provisional 33-man England squad hours before seven players were due to be cut "in order to recover fully from an underlying injury".

By: AP |
Updated: June 1, 2021 3:35:12 pm
England's Mason Greenwood in action in UEFA Nations League. (Reuters)

England will finalize its 26-man squad for the European Championship on Tuesday and Mason Greenwood won’t be part of it.

The Manchester United striker withdrew from the provisional 33-man squad hours before seven players were due to be cut “in order to recover fully from an underlying injury,” the club said.

United said the unspecified injury kept Greenwood out of the Under-21 European Championship in March and that his appearances for the team were managed carefully as a result through the end of the season.

“But a further spell of tournament football would not be beneficial and Mason will remain at Manchester United to recuperate and prepare for preseason training,” United said.

Six more players will miss out when England coach Gareth Southgate settles on his final squad later.

Much intrigue lies in whether Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson, the captains of Man United and Liverpool, respectively, are fit enough to be included after missing the final games of the season because of injury.

England will play a Euro 2020 warmup against Austria on Wednesday.

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