Time running out for Manchester United winger’s Euro bid

Mason Greenwood set for summer with the Under-21s; Nigeria targeting Bournemouth forward.

SOCCER: Mason Greenwood is running out of time to win a place in England's senior squad for this summer's Euros, according to the Daily Mirror.

Greenwood was sent home from Iceland in disgrace last year after breaking COVID-19 lockdown rules and has not featured in Gareth Southgate's squad since.

With opportunities in short supply at Old Trafford, Greenwood now looks more likely to be part of England's Under-21 squad for their European Championships.

Certainly Greenwood has fallen behind Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the pecking order, with the Everton striker rated a 4/9 shot with SkyBet to make Gareth Southgate's squad.

Greenwood is priced at 7/2, with Tammy Abraham having drifted to 4/1 having also found game-time in short supply at Chelsea.

Harry Kane, Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Raheem Sterling are all considered shoe-ins for the summer (1/16).

Andy Cole: Manchester United boring when they're not scoring

SOCCER: Former Manchester United striker Andy Cole says the club has lost its tag as the league's great entertainers.

In a Daily Mirror exclusive, he said: "United's history is about playing good football, trying to win games playing a certain way, not being tight at the back and trying to nick a 1-0 win."

United, who are 11/2 with Paddy Power to win by just that scoreline at Crystal Palace tomorrow night, are working hard to improve their attacking options according to the Daily Express, who have them targeting Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann in the summer.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are 5/2 favourites to land Sancho.

The addition of Jadon Sancho would certainly boost United's creativity
The addition of Jadon Sancho would certainly boost United's creativity

Nigeria court Bournemouth winger

SOCCER: Nigeria are trying to persuade Bournemouth star Arnaut Danjuma to switch allegiances from the Netherlands, say The Sun.

The Lagos-born forward, who has a Nigerian mother and Dutch father, won two caps for the Oranje in 2018.

A rule change approved by Fifa in September means players can switch countries if they have played no more than three competitive games.

However, while It might be enticing from an international caps perspective, the disparity in the quality of teams can be seen from the betting for the 2022 World Cup.

The Netherlands are rated 16/1 shots by SkyBet, with Nigeria 250/1 outsiders.

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