Young Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has pulled out of the Euro 2020 citing an underlying injury. The 19-year-old Mason was named in England’s 33 member provisional squad of Euro 2020 but wasn’t expected to make it through to the main 26 man squad. The development was confirmed by Manchester United on their website. No details are available about the seriousness or the location of the injury. Greenwood played 100 minutes of the Europa League final against Villarreal last week but now wants to utilize the post season time for recovery.
“Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has withdrawn from the provisional England Euro 2020 squad, in order to recover fully from an underlying injury that also kept him out of the Under-21 European Championship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,” read a statement on Manchester United’s website.
“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 made his debut for England in Nations League against Iceland last year. However, he was sent back home after he breached COVID-19 protocols. He returned to England’s squad after hitting eight goals in his last 14 appearances for Manchester United at the end of the season but will now miss out on the European Championship. England will take on Austria in the Euro 2020 opener at the Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium.
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