Manchester United star Mason Greenwood has been included in England’s provisional 33-man squad for Euro 2020.
Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate has decided to name a larger party of players before cutting them down to 26 next week.
That has led to a first England call-up for Greenwood since the trip to Iceland before the start of the season.
That maiden call-up ended in acrimony for Greenwood and Phil Foden but his late-season form has clearly been too good for Southgate to ignore and his recall is fully deserved.
Full England Euro 2020 squad
Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson, Sam Johnstone, Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Conor Coady, Ben Godfrey, Reece James, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker, Ben White
Midfielders: Jude Bellingham, Bukayo Saka, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse
Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Phil Foden, Jack Grealish, Mason Greenwood, Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Ollie Watkins.
Greenwood’s inclusion was greeted with glee by some United fans on Twitter.
He has been absolutely electric at the business end of the season.
The fact he hasn’t played much for England means he’ll likely be down the pecking order but he’ll be an incredible option for Southgate if he needs to grab a goal in a game.
Greenwood will hope to remain in the Three Lions’ plans when that final 26 is named, by which point he could well be a Europa League winner.
Here’s how the news was greeted by some supporters on Twitter:
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