Man Utd starlet Greenwood asked to 'park' England career until next year, reveals Southgate

 The Three Lions boss has explained why the talented young striker has not been selected for the latest set of World Cup qualifiers

Gareth Southgate has revealed that Manchester United starlet Mason Greenwood has asked to "park" his England career until next year.

Greenwood was handed his senior international debut against Iceland in September 2020 as a reward for his meteoric rise to prominence at Old Trafford, but was sent home early from that particular England camp after breaching Covid-19 rules with Phil Foden.

The 20-year-old hasn't played for his country since, with Southgate leaving him out of his plans once again ahead of the Three Lions' latest set of 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Albania and San Marino.