Manchester United's Greenwood injured, pulls out of England U21s

Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has been forced to pull out of the England under-21 squad after picking up an injury.

Greenwood had been called up by manager Aidy Boothroyd for games against Slovenia and Austria, but will now be unavailable as he became the latest United player sidelined.

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The 18-year-old made his U21 debut in the 3-2 victory over Turkey on Sept. 9 and scored his first senior goal for United 10 days later with the only strike in a 1-0 victory over Astana in the Europa League.

Just six days after that, he scored in a 1-1 draw against Rochdale in the Carabao Cup.

Despite not having started in the Premier League this season, he has featured in six of the eight matches so far -- and started both Europa League games as well as the Rochdale clash.

Greenwood made his professional debut in the dramatic 3-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16 last season.

He then featured in Premier League matches against Arsenal and West Ham before he was handed his first start in the final day home defeat to Cardiff.

Meanwhile, United midfielder Paul Pogba shared a video of himself exercising in Dubai with heavy strapping on his ankle, while Victor Lindelof -- who missed the 1-0 defeat to Newcastle -- has joined up with the Sweden squad.

Defenders Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones as well as attackers Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial remain sidelined.