The rescheduled Euro 2020 is just around the corner and Manchester United will have a sizeable contingent present at the highly anticipated final tournament. If you are going to follow the tournament, you can use this Euro 2021 bonus to help you get started on betting on the Euros.
Most of the Red Devils will be representing England in the upcoming competition. But there will be more than a few featuring for other countries as well.
Let’s take a look at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s players who should play a role at Euro 2020.
Wales – Daniel James
Despite playing understudy to Marcus Rashford and Mason Greenwood for most of the season, winger Daniel James is confident of making Ryan Giggs’ final cut for the upcoming Euro finals.
The 23-year-old forward has started each of his nation’s 16 competitive fixtures since March 2019, racking up four goals and three assists in this period.
James signed off for the 2020/21 Premier League campaign with a pinpoint delivery to set up Anthony Elanga for United’s opener in a 2-1 win at Wolverhampton on Matchday 38.
Group B is the only section without a single Man United player.
Netherlands – Donny van de Beek
Donny Van de Beek has endured an underwhelming maiden Premier League campaign following his £35million arrival from Ajax last summer.
However, the 24-year-old midfielder should make his debut for the Netherlands at a major tournament. He is unlikely to be handed a prominent role by Frank De Boer, given his limited game at Old Trafford this season.
England – Harry Maguire, Marcus Rashford, Mason Greenwood, Luke Shaw
Scotland – Scott McTominay
Group D is where most of United’s contingent will take action this summer.
Harry Maguire faces a race against the clock to be fit in time to help the national team. The towering defender has been indispensable for United this season as he has been for England over the past couple of years.
In addition to the Red Devils captain, Luke Shaw and Marcus Rashford’s inclusion in Gareth Southgate’s squad is a near-certainty.
The left-back has played his best season in the red jersey since joining the club from Southampton in 2014 and should be Southgate’s first choice on the left flank.
As for Rashford, he has been in sublime form in 2020/21, registering 21 goals and 15 assists. However, the 23-year-old last played for England in October 2020, having missed all six internationals this calendar year due to injuries.
Mason Greenwood has made the grade for the first time since being sent home after his senior debut against Iceland.
Paired together with Scotland in this section, England will encounter another United star Scott McTominay. The 24-year-old defensive midfielder has made ten starts in Scotland’s 11 competitive matches since the turn of 2020.
Spain – David de Gea
Sweden – Victor Lindelof
David de Gea should be Luis Enrique’s favoured choice between the sticks as Spain look to bounce back from a disappointing result at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
The highly-rated goalkeeper lost his place at Old Trafford to Dean Henderson, but La Furia Roja continue to keep the ex-Atletico Madrid star in high esteem.
De Gea will come up against his United colleague Victor Lindelof, who will be one of Sweden’s main stars at the upcoming tournament. The 26-year-old centre-back has been an omnipresent figure for the Scandinavians since making his senior debut in March 2016.
Portugal – Bruno Fernandes
France – Paul Pogba
Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba have forged a formidable midfield partnership at the Theatre of Dreams in the second half of the season. Led by the star duo, United have qualified for the Europa League final and claimed a coveted top-four finish in the Premier League.
The former Sporting Lisbon playmaker will be an integral part of Fernando Santos’ attempt to become the first coach to win back-to-back European Championships. Author of another exceptional season, the 26-year-old will be a key link between Portugal’s midfield and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Meanwhile, the French metronome should take his place alongside N’Golo Kante in Didier Deschamps’ double-pivot. The outstanding partnership between bitter Premier League rivals was key to France’s victorious World Cup run in Russia.
Solskjaer’s talismanic duo will have to put their friendship aside when Fernandes’ Portgual tackle Pogba’s France on 23 June.
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