Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has withdrawn from England’s provisional squad for Euro 2020 due to injury.
United on Tuesday revealed that Greenwood would not be in Gareth Southgate’s party for the upcoming tournament due to an underlying problem that also kept him out of the Under-21 European Championship in March.
The announcement came on the day that Southgate will cut his squad from 33 to 26 players.
United stated on their official website: “Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has withdrawn from the provisional England Euro 2020 squad, in order to recover fully from an underlying injury that also kept him out of the Under-21 European Championship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.”
Teenager Greenwood scored 12 goals in 52 games in all competitions for the Red Devils, also providing six assists.
The 19-year-old was named in Southgate’s initial squad after finding the back of the net eight times since March 21.
Greenwood has not played for England since he and Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden breached coronavirus protocols in Iceland last September.
The United academy graduate had made his one and only senior appearance in a 1-0 Nations League victory over Iceland almost nine months ago.