EXCLUSIVE: Jesse Lingard is CUT by Gareth Southgate and will miss out on England squad place for Euro 2020, after Mason Greenwood pulled out and with Trent Alexander-Arnold also facing the chop
- Jesse Lingard has been omitted from England’s European Championships squad
- The midfielder earned his Three Lions place back in March but has been dropped
- Mason Greenwood has also pulled out of England’s squad for the tournament
- The Manchester United man came into the squad with six goals in eight games
- But the Red Devils announced he will not play this summer due to injury
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.
Jesse Lingard is set to be a shock omission from today’s England Euros squad.
Mason Greenwood is also out of the squad through injury, while Trent Alexander-Arnold, James Ward-Prowse, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale and Ben Godfrey are also sweating on their places.
England manager Southgate will trim his provisional squad from 33 to 26 on Tuesday afternoon, with the Three Lions boss holding a press conference at 6pm.
Mason Greenwood (left) and Jesse Lingard (right) will not play for England at Euro 2020
Lingard earned a England spot back in March after some impressive form on loan at West Ham
United midfielder Lingard, who spent last season on loan at West Ham United, earned his place back into Southgate’s England squad in March after some terrific form in the second half of the Premier League season.
The 28-year-old’s form earned the Hammers a place in the Europa League next season via a sixth-placed Premier League position – with the midfielder netting nine goals in 16 games.
But Lingard has not been deemed as vital enough to make Southgate’s final squad for the European Championships – with England’s campaign starting on July 13.
Meanwhile, Manchester United winger Greenwood came into the summer tournament in terrific form with six goals in his last eight Premier League matches and looked set to provide Gareth Southgate with another option in attack.
But Manchester United have released a statement that the 19-year-old will not take part in the summer tournament due to an injury that kept him out of the Under-21s European Championships in March.
Greenwood was named in Gareth Southgate’s (right) 33-man provisional squad last week
A statement from Manchester United 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.’
More to follow.
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