Monday , October 14 2019

Mason Greenwood ruled OUT of England U-21 squad due to back injury and Reiss Nelson also withdraws

Mason Greenwood ruled OUT of England Under-21 squad for upcoming qualifiers due to a back injury and Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson also withdraws

  • Mason Greenwood came on in Manchester United’s 1-0 defeat to Newcastle 
  • But the 18-year-old has now pulled out of international duty with back complaint
  • Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson has also withdrawn, as has Wolves’ Morgan Gibbs-White
  • Aidy Boothroyd’s side play Slovenia and Austria during the international break 

Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has pulled out of the England Under-21 squad after sustaining a back injury.

Greenwood, 18, made his debut for Aidy Boothroyd’s team last month and has been part of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s set-up at Old Trafford throughout the season, but he has suffered a setback here. 

He has scored twice for the club – once in the Europa League and again in the Carabao Cup – and has featured in six Premier League games for the out-of-form Red Devils. 

Mason Greenwood has featured regularly up front for Manchester United so far this season 

Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson has also withdrawn from this week's England Under-21 squad

Arsenal forward Reiss Nelson has also withdrawn from this week’s England Under-21 squad 

A product of the United academy, Greenwood came off the bench in Sunday’s 1-0 loss at Newcastle but has withdrawn from international duty.

Boothroyd’s Under-21s face Slovenia and Austria during the international break yet the manager will now be unable to call on Greenwood’s services.

Arsenal’s Reiss Nelson and Wolves midfielder Morgan Gibbs-White have also withdrawn, with Watford’s Ben Wilmot and Swansea’s on-loan Bournemouth striker Sam Surridge called up.