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Wan-Bissaka withdraws from England squad


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Manchester United defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka has withdrawn from the England squad with a back injury.

The 21-year-old was included in the senior squad for the first time for Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo.

But after arriving for training at St George’s Park he was diagnosed with a back problem and released back to his squad.

Gareth Southgate, the England manager, has no plans to call up a replacement at right-back with Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold and Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier already in the now 24-man squad.

“We’re really looking at him (Wan-Bissaka) and Trent (Alexander-Arnold) – that’s the reason, on this occasion, Kyle Walker’s not with us – we think it’s an opportunity to have a look at two young players,” said Southgate.

“We talked about the number of games we’ve got ahead of next summer, we think we need to see them quickly and we wanted to reintegrate Kieran Trippier back into the group so he knows he is still on our radar.

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