Manchester United target Jadon Sancho was excluded from England’s squad in their first Euro 2020 group game against Croatia, prompting speculation that the winger’s no-show is due to a pending transfer to Manchester United.
The exclusion can be down to a number of reasons, but the most prominent on Manchester United’s supporters lips is that an imminent move to Old Trafford could be the deciding factor.
With only 23 players allowed in a match-day squad, three players are set to be left out in each game. Jadon Sancho has joined Ben Chilwell and the injured Harry Maguire on the sidelines.
Manchester United are hot on the heels of Sancho, with an improved bid thought to be imminent after an opening offer was rejected earlier this week. The former Manchester City man is said to be looking for a return to England after four years in Germany.
People worried about no Sancho, dw lads he's doing his United medical https://t.co/Grw4fdUWwh
— Roshan (@JstAnotherDevil) June 13, 2021
Sancho is not on the bench for the England v Croatia game. Manchester United fans are you thinking what I’m thinking? 👀
— Lατιf🦅 (@iLatif_) June 13, 2021
Sancho probably signing his United contract
— ✨ (@AFCpapi) June 13, 2021
Sancho not in squad due to medical 👍🏾
— Squeeze (@ReekoSqueeze) June 13, 2021
Heard Sancho is having United medical today, that’s why he isn’t in the squad.
— Simon (@Eaves_Simon) June 13, 2021
only possible thing i can think of as to why sancho isnt even on the bench is that he might have a medical booked soon for united
— Joe 🏴 (@whujoe) June 13, 2021
The 21-year-old will be hoping to be involved in their next game, after seemingly failing to impress the manager in the two warm-up games against Austria and Romania.
Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw were also denied appearances – at least from the start. The pair were tipped to take up the left side of England’s side but will instead be hoping to make a positive impact from the bench.