MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JUNE 08: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Mason Greenwood of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Aon Training Complex on June 08, 2020 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
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By Preye Campbell

Manchester United’s prodigy Mason Greenwood has opted out of England’s squad for this month’s Euro 2020 competition.

The 20-time English champions announced on their website that their star teenager has made the decision to recover from an injury picked up during the 2020/21 Premier League campaign.

Greenwood was initially named in Gareth Southgate’s provisional 33-man squad ahead of the tournament which begins next week but will now miss the final 26-man cut.

United said: “Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has withdrawn from the provisional England Euro 2020 squad, in order to recover fully from an underlying injury that also kept him out of the Under-21 European Championship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

Greenwood had a mixed 2020/21 season, with the Academy product initially struggling in front of goal before firing six in his last eight league appearances and was one of United’s best players in the final few weeks of the season. 

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