Gareth Southgate has named his England squad for the upcoming UEFA Nations League matches in the month of September. England will face Italy 23 September and Germany on 26 September in the final matches of Nations League 2022 Group stage. These matches will also serve as a preparation for FIFA World Cup in Qatar. This squad is Southgate’s last before the World Cup in November. The Nations League matches in September is an opportunity for players to break into the manager’s plans for the World Cup in November. There is a plenty of talented players available for selection before the manager. Every time, some deserving players failed to get a place in the squad. Just like that, Manchester United winger, Jadon Sancho is not selected in the squad of England. Let’s see Why is Jadon Sancho not in the England squad for UEFA Nations League 2022 ?
England UEFA Nations League 2022 squad
Why is Jadon Sancho not in the England squad for UEFA Nations League 2022 ?
The omission of Manchester United winger’s from England squad for UEFA Nations League 2022 has came as a surprise to many. Sancho was also left out of the previous camp in November 2021 and June 2022. At that time, his non-selection was quite justified because he did not get enough playing time under Ole Gunner. However, after the sacking of Ole, the 21-year-old regained his form under interim boss Ralf Rangnick. He is a regular starter in the team of Erik Hen Tag. Even after all this he was not picked in England squad for Nations League.
From all this, it is clear that Gareth Southgate do not consider Jadon Sancho in his plans. There are a lot of attacking option available in England. For Southgate, several other attacking players ranked ahead of Jadon Sancho like Bukayo Saka and Manchester City trio Raheem Sterling, Phil Foden and Jack Grealish.