Southgate: Greenwood has asked not to join the national team because of United

England manager Gareth Southgate said Mason Greenwood was the one who asked not to be included in the national team during the first half of the season in course because he wants to establish himself in the ranks of his Manchester United team during this period.

Greenwood first participated with England in September last year against Iceland but was barred from the squad with Manchester City player Phil Foden due to their violation of Corona virus prevention regulations.

The 20-year-old forward, Greenwood, did not participate in the national team afterwards.

Greenwood also missed Euro 2020 due to injury and scored four goals for United in this season, and some questions have been raised about his absence from the English side in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino later this month.

Southgate said that, after consulting with Greenwood and his family, it was agreed to postpone the matter until next year. in so that the player can assert himself in the ranks of his club as requested.

Southgate confirmed that the management of the team fully understood Greenwood’s request.

England lead their group in World Cup qualifiers, three points clear of Poland, before the final two qualifying rounds.

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