Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood alongside City’s Phil Foden have been handed their first invites to the England national team.

The youngsters enjoyed a remarkable 2019/2020 season with Greenwood scoring 17goals from 49 appearances in all competitions for the Red Devils while Foden was part of the Pep Guardiola side that finished second in the Premier League and tipped as heir for David Silva, who left the club.

Speaking to the FA about new additions Greenwood and Foden, manager Gareth Southgate said: “They have been involved with England with the junior teams. It’s a step up for them but they are both more than capable. 0 GettyImages 1254241358

”They have shown playing in big matches for big clubs that they are talented boys. They are both hugely exciting players who can be part of England’s future. It is up to them to take it forward. It is now the right time a year away from the European Championships. Let’s see if they can start to break into that team and that squad.“

Gareth Southgate’s men will are preparing for the upcoming UEFA Nations League matches against Iceland and Denmark on Saturday 5 September and Tuesday 8 September respectively.


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