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4 Sep 2019
1:08 pm

Back injury forces Wan-Bissaka to withdraw from England squad


Manchester United right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka was withdrawn from England's squad to face Bulgaria and Kosovo in Euro 2020 qualifiers next week due to a back injury on Tuesday.

England's defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka poses for photographs at an England team training session at St George's Park in Burton-on-Trent, central England on September 2, 2019, ahead of their Euro 2020 football qualification match against Bulgaria. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) / NOT FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING USE / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE

The 21-year-old was in line for his senior international debut after impressing in his first four appearances since joining United from Crystal Palace in a £50 million ($60 million) deal in June.

“Aaron Wan Bissaka has withdrawn from the England squad,” the English Football Association said in a statement.

“The Manchester United right-back has returned to his club due to a back issue.

“With Trent Alexander-Arnold and Kieran Trippier already included in Gareth Southgate’s now 24-man squad, no replacements are planned.”

England are already well on course to qualify for next year’s European championships after thrashing the Czech Republic and Montenegro in their opening two qualifiers.

Wan-Bissaka was just one of four uncapped players named in Southgate’s squad last week as the England boss plans on giving a chance to a host of young players with an eye already on next summer.

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