Mason Greenwood has been ruled out of England's Euro 2020 plans due to an ‘underlying’ injury.
The Manchester United striker had been named in Gareth Southgate’s provisional 33-man squad for this summer tournament.
The 19-year-old had been vying with Ollie Watkins, Jadon Sancho and Bakayo Saka for a forward slot in the final party, but has now pulled out of the running.
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“Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has withdrawn from the provisional England Euro 2020 squad, in order to recover fully from an underlying injury that also kept him out of the Under-21 European Championship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,” a club 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.”
Southgate will name his Euro 2020 squad later today, with the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold facing an anxious wait to see if they have been included.