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Lingard misses out again

Jesse Lingard has not been called up to England’s Euro 2020 squad despite Trent Alexander-Arnold’s injury.

The Liverpool right-back has been forced to withdraw due to a thigh injury sustained in the warm-up friendly against Austria. 

The Three Lions have instead named Brighton defender Ben White as his replacement, meaning Lingard will stay at home.

It’ll be a blow for the Manchester United star, who was in such brilliant form for the Hammers after his loan move to the club in the January transfer window and was named in Gareth Southgate’s provisional squad of 33 players, which has since been cut to 26.

Lingard did play a part against Austria, and also came off the bench in the second warm-up against Romania on Sunday. England won 1-0 thanks to a Marcus Rashford penalty.

White made a total of 36 appearances for Brighton last season, and has won just two caps for his country, both coming in the pre-Euros warm-ups.

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7 comments on “Lingard misses out again

  1. The right decision by Southgate from an England perspective, too many forwards for Jesse to get in. However I must say one thing on form he should be in the squad ahead of some of those forwards. This is just my opinion but both Rashford and in particular Sterling have been extremely poor in the second half of the season – on form Jesse has been much better also than Saka. The only other comment I have on it is that if United are preparing to spend 80-100m on Sancho and we sign Jess for 20m I know who is getting the better deal and value for money.

    • I agree with you when u say Lingard has performed better than Rashford, Sterling and Saka, but as for value for money and better deal argument, I disagree. Lingard is 28 and passing his prime, Sancho is 21 already in his prime, even better than Lingard in my opinion

  2. Based on Mings performance he had to take White

  3. Sorry for Jesse. Even on my lowish resolution screen I could spot him on the pitch from his fast runs and slide rule passes. I really hope we can keep him.

  4. As sad as it may be for Jesse, I also agree that Gareth has made the right decision for England. Maguire is still recovering from injury and Mings has got a mistake to two in him.

  5. Jesse is the best thing for the hammers since sliced bread. Some how he gives our team energy and enthusiasm that all the players thrive on. They all seem to play and want fight for each other as team with a passion l have not seen for a long time.

  6. I agree with you when u say Lingard has performed better than Rashford, Sterling and Saka, but as for value for money and better deal argument, I disagree. Lingard is 28 and passing his prime, Sancho is 21 already in his prime, even better than Lingard in my opinion

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