Bradford teenager cuts England for provisional squad
BRADFORD teenager Mason Greenwood has been included in England’s provisional squad for Euro 2020.
The Wibsey-born Manchester United forward has been recalled for the first time since being sent home from his Iceland debut last September for breaking coronavirus protocols.
Greenwood has scored seven times during the 2020/21 Premier League season and has also scored in the Champions League, Europa League, FA Cup and EFL Cup.
He could play a starring role for United in tomorrow night’s Europa League final against Villarreal.
Importantly, at this point it’s only the 33-man Southgate provisional squad that Greenwood has been named to.
The England boss will have to reduce that to a final 26 on June 1, with the Bradford star hoping he will make the cut.
Former Bradford City player Jordan Pickford, who was a regular with the Bantams first team during the 2014-15 season, is also part of the provisional squad and is expected to be the tournament’s number one with Nick Pope missing for cause of injury.
The only Leeds United player to have succeeded is Kalvin Phillips, but he could still be missing with the shoulder injury he sustained late in the club’s win over West Brom on Sunday.
Patrick Bamford, despite 17 Premier League goals in 2020/21, does not make the 33.