EXCLUSIVE: Jesse Lingard is CUT from England’s Euro 2020 squad by Gareth Southgate, after Mason Greenwood pulled out and with Trent Alexander-Arnold also sweating over his place in 5pm big reveal
- 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 James Ward-Prowse, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale and Ben Godfrey are also sweating on their places.
But according to Sky Sports, Liverpool full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold will be an 11th-hour inclusion in Gareth Southgate’s setup.
Mason Greenwood (left) and Jesse Lingard (right) will not play 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 trim his provisional squad from 33 to 26 on Tuesday at 5pm, with the Three Lions boss holding a press conference at 6pm.
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 June 13.
Meanwhile, Manchester United winger Greenwood came into the summer tournament in fine form with six goals in his last eight Premier League matches and looked set to provide Gareth Southgate with another option in attack.
Greenwood was named in Gareth Southgate’s (right) 33-man provisional squad last week
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.
A statement from 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.’
News of Greenwood and Lingard’s omission will be good news for the likes of Ollie Watkins, with the Aston Villa striker previously deemed an outsider for the final Euros squad.
Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold (left) will be hoping he is not omitted from the squad too
Meanwhile, Liverpool defender Alexander-Arnold faces a nervous wait to find out if he will make the 26-man squad announced later on Tuesday.
The 22-year-old was left out of Southgate’s England squad for March’s World Cup qualifiers but was named in the 33-man provisional list revealed last week.
Alexander-Arnold faces intense competition at 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 another considered to be on the brink of being booted out of the squad.
Southgate is waiting for 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 final day of the Premier League season.