EXCLUSIVE: Jesse Lingard has been CUT from England’s Euro 2020 squad by Gareth Southgate after Mason Greenwood withdraw
- Jesse Lingard has been left out of England European Championship squad
- The midfielder earned his Three Lions place back in March but has fallen
- Mason Greenwood has also withdrawn from England squad for the tournament
- The Manchester United man joined the squad with six goals in eight games
- But the Red Devils announced he will not play this summer due to injury
- Read the latest Euro 2020 news here, including matches, live action and results.
Jesse Lingard is set to be a shock omission from today’s England Euro squad.
Mason Greenwood is also out of the roster due to injury, while James Ward-Prowse, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale and Ben Godfrey are also sweating in their places.
But Liverpool fullback Trent Alexander-Arnold will be an eleventh hour shot in Gareth Southgate’s lineup.
Mason Greenwood (left) and Jesse Lingard (right) not playing for England at Euro 2020
Lingard was recalled to the England squad in March but has been axed by Gareth Southgate
England manager Southgate will shorten his preliminary roster from 33 to 26 at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, while the Three Lions boss will hold a press conference at 6 p.m.
United midfielder Lingard, who was loaned out to West Ham United last season, regained his place in Southgate’s England squad in March after stellar 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 was not considered vital enough to make Southgate’s final squad for the European Championship – the England campaign kicks off on June 13.
Meanwhile, Manchester United winger Greenwood entered the summer tournament in fine form with six goals in his last eight Premier League games and Gareth Southgate appeared to offer a new attacking option.
Greenwood was named in Gareth Southgate’s (right) 33-man preliminary squad last week
But Manchester United have released a statement that the 19-year-old will not participate in the summer tournament due to an injury that kept him out of the Under-21 European Championship in March.
A statement from United read: “Mason’s club appearances have been carefully managed to maintain his availability during the intensive Premier League and Europa League schedules of 2020-21.
“But a further period of tournament football would not be beneficial and Mason will remain at Manchester United to recuperate and prepare for pre-season training.”
The news of the omissions of Greenwood and Lingard will be good news for players like Ollie Watkins, with the Aston Villa striker previously seen as an outsider for the European Championship final.
Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold (left) hopes he won’t be left out of the roster either
Meanwhile, Liverpool defender Alexander-Arnold has made the selection, Sky Sports reported for the first time on Tuesday after a nervous wait.
The 22-year-old was left out of Southgate’s England squad for March’s World Cup qualifiers, but was named in the preliminary 33-man roster announced last week.
Alexander-Arnold faces intense competition as a right-back with Premier League winner Kyle Walker, LaLiga champion Kieran Trippier and Champions League title winner Reece James.
Meanwhile, Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse is also considered to be on the brink of eviction.
Southgate is awaiting injury updates on United’s Harry Maguire Liverpool’s Jordan Henderson – who has not played since February – and Leeds star Kalvin Phillips – who was injured on the last day of the Premier League season.