Why is Jadon Sancho not in the England squad for EURO 2024 ?

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Why is Jadon Sancho not in the England squad
Why is Jadon Sancho not in the England squad

Gareth Southgate has named his England squad for the upcoming UEFA EURO 2024. There was 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 for the upcoming EURO 2024. Let’s see Why is Jadon Sancho not in the England squad for EURO 2024 ?

England EURO 2024 squad

England UEFA EURO 2024 Squad
England UEFA EURO 2024 Squad

Why Jadon Sancho is not selected in England EURO 2024 Squad?

Why is Jadon Sancho not in the England squad for World Cup 2022 ?
Why is Jadon Sancho not in the England squad for EURO 2024 ?

The omission of Manchester United winger’s from England EURO 2024 squad is not at all surprising. The player had been out of manager’s plan since his move to Manchester United. In the finals of EURO 2021, Sancho was introduced on by Gareth Southgate in the 120th minute to take a penalty. He missed the penaly, his team lost and he was the subject of racist abuse after the match. 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 Qatar World Cup.

From all this, it is clear that Gareth Southgate do not consider Jadon Sancho in his plans. There are a lot of attacking options 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.

Jadon Sancho England World Cup 2022
Jadon Sancho England World Cup 2022

Plenty of attacking options for England

Jadon Sancho has the ability and skill to be a regular starter for any team. However, England is stacked with a lot of attacking players. All of them are playing for the top clubs in Europe. In comparison to those players, Sancho still needs to improve himself.

England forward options

England forward options
England forward options

Forwards

Club

Marcus Rashford Manchester United
Harry Kane Spurs
Raheem Sterling Manchester City
Jack Grealish Manchester City
Phil Foden Manchester City
Bukayo Saka Arsenal
James Maddison Leicester

Struggling at Manchester United

Since joining Manchester United from Dortmund, Sancho has been struggling to find his original form. The youngster arrived with a huge fanfare from the Manchester United fans but he has been struggling to adjust to the playing conditions in England.

Unfit at the present time
Unfit at the present time

Unfit at the present time

Sancho is injured at the present moment. However, he would have been fit by the time World Cup starts in Qatar. The manager might have consider this point too that Sancho has not featured in the last three matches for Manchester United.

Less playing time in the recent matches

Sancho struggled to find a permanent position in the playing 11 of Manchester United under Ole. Under Rangnick though, his position in the starting 11 was confirmed. Now under Erik Ten Hag, his place in the playing 11 has again came under scrutiny. The youngster has not been Ten Hag’s first choice pick. The manager prefers Rashford in his place.