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Jose Mourinho fires warning to Mason Greenwood after Jadon Sancho’s move to Manchester United

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Jose Mourinho believes the arrival of Jadon Sancho at Manchester United could have a negative impact of Mason Greenwood’s progression at Old Trafford.

Sancho successfully underwent his medical with United on Tuesday and the club are expected to complete their €85 million (£73.1m) deal to sign the Borussia Dortmund winger this week.

Sancho has been Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s top target to strengthen United’s right flank this summer.

And 21-year-old’s versatility means he will be competing for a place in United’s wide areas with Anthony Martial, Dan James, Rashford and Greenwood.

ourinho believes Greenwood, who missed out on a place in England’s Euro 2020 squad, is capable of making next year’s World Cup squad but is concerned the 19-year-old could be ‘hidden’ due to the competition for places at United.

‘The situation at Manchester United will be interesting from an England point of view,’ Mourinho told The Sun.

Jose Mourinho has backed Mason Greenwood to win a place in England's World Cup squad next year
Jose Mourinho has backed Mason Greenwood to win a place in England’s World Cup squad next year (Getty)

‘Jadon Sancho has gone to United, Marcus Rashford is also there and Mason Greenwood is a good example of a player who wasn’t in this squad but can be in Qatar, when he will be much more mature and has a good possibility of being selected.

‘Three young England players in one club, three with potential to play in the national team.

‘Which one will have an amazing season but which one could be hidden, not starting many matches because of the coach’s decision? Greenwood has the talent to be there.’

Mourinho is also confident of England’s chances of success in future tournaments due to the number of young players in Gareth Southgate’s squad.

‘England are not in a bad place at all,’ said Mourinho.

‘You can look at the players’ ages from this summer’s squad and there isn’t one player who you can say won’t be at  the next World Cup because of his age.

‘I would even say that more than 50 per cent of this team will have the opportunity to play two or three Euros and two or three World Cups.’

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