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Man United star Mason Greenwood withdraws from England squad due to injury

FOOTBALL By Reuters | March 24th 2021
Football - FA Cup Quarter Final - Leicester City v Manchester United - King Power Stadium, Leicester, Britain - March 21, 2021. Manchester United's Mason Greenwood celebrates scoring their first goal with teammates. [REUTERS/Oli Scarff]

Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has withdrawn from England's squad for the Euro Under-21 Championship due to injury, the Football Association (FA) said.

Greenwood, who scored in United's 3-1 defeat by Leicester City in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Sunday, has been replaced by Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell in Aidy Boothroyd's 23-man squad.

Greenwood, 19, has netted 22 goals since the start of last season, the most by a teenager in any of Europe's top five leagues, according to Opta statistics.

England face Switzerland on Thursday before taking on Portugal (March 28) and Croatia (March 31) in the group stage. The knock-out rounds for the tournament, which is being co-hosted by Hungary and Slovenia, will be held in May and June. 

Manchester United players celebrate after Manchester United's Amad Diallo scored his side's opening goal during the Europa League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Manchester United and AC Milan at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Thursday, March 11, 2021. [AP Photo/Dave Thompson]
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