Mason Greenwood has withdrawn from England’s provisional Euro 2020 squad in order to focus on recovering from an injury that he has been suffering with since March.
The Manchester United attacker was named in a 33-man squad by Gareth Southgate last week, with that list due to be whittled down to 26 today ahead of the summer’s European Championship.
But Greenwood, 19, has taken his name out of contention to focus on recovering from a niggling injury that also forced him out of the England Under-21 squad for the group stages of their European Championship in March.
A United statement said the club had been managing his appearances throughout the season and it was felt he would benefit from a summer without international football.
The United statement said: “Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has withdrawn from the provisional England Euro 2020 squad, in order to recover fully from an underlying injury that also kept him out of the Under-21 European Championship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.
“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.”
England’s 26-man squad for the European Championship will be confirmed later today and Dean Henderson, Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard are all hoping to make the cut.