Jose Mourinho has tipped Mason Greenwood to be included in England’s World Cup squad next year.
Mourinho included Greenwood in Manchester United ‘s pre-season tour squad in 2018 when the forward was just 16-years-old and named Greenwood in a matchday squad for the first time in December of that year
Greenwood, 19, won his first England cap against Iceland last September and was selected by Gareth Southgate in the provisional squad for the European Championship but withdrew through injury.
The signing of Jadon Sancho leaves United with three England internationals in their attack but Marcus Rashford is expected to miss the start of the new season due to shoulder surgery.
“Mason Greenwood was not in the Euros squad but could be there at the next World Cup,” Mourinho told The Times. “When he will be much more mature. He has the talent, but it may depend on what happens at his club.
“At Manchester United they have Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Greenwood. If one has an amazing season, does that mean another is not starting so many matches?
“With Bukayo Saka, he will be an even more fundamental player for Arsenal, but in what position? I like a left-footer on the right wing but Arsenal have other choices such as Willian and Nicolas Pépé, so only Mikel Arteta, the manager, knows how Saka is going to play.
“I hope the coaches of the best teams with the best talents look to the national team as if it’s my football, the country where I work, and give chances to the young guys, because United have great kids and so do Arsenal, Chelsea and many clubs.
“England is producing at academy level in a way that is so much better than when I arrived in 2004.”