Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has pulled out of England’s squad for the 2021 European Under-21 Championship.
The Red Devils did not confirm the nature of the injury sustained by Greenwood, who scored in his side’s 3-1 FA Cup quarter-final defeat to Leicester City on Sunday.
The 19-year-old has emerged among Europe’s leading players in his age group, having made his debut as a 17-year-old and been a regular within the first-team squad ever since.
Indeed, Greenwood’s 22 goals in all competitions since the start of last season is the most by a teenager for clubs across the top five European leagues.
22 – Since the start of last season, Mason Greenwood has scored 22 goals in all competitions, the most by a teenager for clubs in the top five European leagues in this time. Golden. pic.twitter.com/LbB0MeHO3V
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 21, 2021
England U21 boss Aidy Boothroyd has called Norwich City’s Todd Cantwell into his 23-man squad to replace Greenwood.
Originally due to take place solely in June, organisers of the tournament were forced into a re-think following last year’s postponement of the senior competition.
It was decided to split the U21 event in two, with group stages taking place mid-season and the knockout phase following two months later.
England start their Group D campaign against Switzerland on Thursday before clashes with Portugal and Croatia on Sunday and Wednesday respectively.
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