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Gareth Southgate explains why Jadon Sancho hasn’t got any minutes at Euro 2020

We expect Jadon Sancho to become a Manchester United player this summer as the most expensive English footballer in history.

It’s truly baffling that Gareth Southgate has not given Sancho a minute of action during England’s first two games at Euro 2020, especially against Scotland as the game ended in a disappointing scoreless draw.

Sancho, 21, has three goals and five assists for England. He’s been pulling up trees in Germany for the best part of three years. I feel Southgate is guilty of having too many options that he doesn’t know what his best pick is yet.

How can someone so highly rated be so low down in Southgate’s attacking pecking order and unlikely to start in England’s final group game against the Czech Republic on Tuesday.

“We’ve got some explosive options and a lot of them are young players and experiencing a big tournament for the first time,” Southgate told the Sunday newspapers, as cited by the Manchester Evening News. “So as a coaching staff we are realistic about our expectations of them as individuals.

“Jadon is in that mix. He’s trained well the last few days and of course we have got those options and those decisions to make.”

Marcus Rashford played the last 20 minutes in both of England’s games but Southgate knows he’s been nursing a shoulder injury for months. The substitutions have been questionable at best for England at the Euros this summer.

Will we see Sancho play against the Czech Republic at Wembley?

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