Manchester United youngster Mason Greenwood has been forced to withdraw from the England Under-21 squad due to a back injury.
The 18-year-old has been ruled out of England U21s’ upcoming clashes with Slovenia and Austria after feeling pain in his back.
Mason Greenwood will be back at Manchester United even during the international break and United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will make sure the medical team work on his fitness ahead of the side’s clash with Liverpool on October 20.
With the departure of Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez, United are short in attack and Greenwood has proven to be a very important part of the squad.
Manchester United legend Andy Cole has hailed the quality of Greenwood, but has warned that there shouldn’t be pressure on the young striker.
“His finishing is a joke. Left or right foot, he’s got quality in abundance,” the ex-United striker told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“I just hope they don’t, which Manchester United won’t do anyway, they won’t put too much undue pressure on him. He’s got great ability.
“The disappointing thing is he’s going to have to get thrown into the deep end a little bit earlier than they would have liked, due to injuries, due to them being prepared to allow Lukaku and Sanchez go.
“They’re looking at it and saying ‘we’ve got Mason, we’re going to give Marcus the opportunity to play centre-forward’.”