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Euro 2020: Manchester United Greenwood Withdraws From England Squad



England’s youngster who plays as a forward for Premier League club Manchester United, Mason Greenwood, has withdrawn from his home country’s Euro 2020 squad.

Naija News understands that the 19-year-old player’s withdrawal was due to an injury he suffered recently.

Greenwood will, however, remain at Old Trafford to recuperate and prepare for the pre-season training. The player was earlier listed in Gareth Southgate’s provisional 33-man pool, which is due to be cut to 26 later on Tuesday ahead of the tournament. However, United warned that Greenwood will miss out on the Euro games as his participation will not be “beneficial” due to an ongoing injury problem.

The club statement reads: “Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has withdrawn from the provisional England Euro 2020 squad, in order to recover fully from an underlying injury that also kept him out of the Under-21 European Championship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

Meanwhile, Barcelona and Sergio Agüero have reached an agreement for the player to join the Club from 1 July when his contract with Manchester City expires.
The 32-year-old underwent a medical at Camp Nou on Monday before signing a two-year contract with the Blaugrana, Naija News reports.