Sancho withdraws from England squad with “minor knock”

The winger missed England’s 4-0 World Cup qualifying win in Hungary with a “minor knock” and will play no part in the games against Andorra and Poland over the coming week.

Sancho, who joined Manchester United from Borussia Dortmund over the summer window and has made one start for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s new side, will now return to his new club for assessment and treatment. Sancho is expected to bit fit for Manchester United’s game against Newcastle on September 11 following the international break.

No replacement has been called up to Gareth Southgate’s squad, which now stands at 23 after Dominic Calvert-Lewin withdrew earlier in the camp.

A statement from The FA read: “Jadon Sancho will play no part in England’s forthcoming FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Poland.

“The forward picked up a minor knock in training earlier this week which ruled him out of the 4-0 victory in Hungary.

“Following further assessment, the 21-year-old has returned to his club and is expected to recover in time for Manchester United’s fixture with Newcastle United on Saturday 11 September.

“Gareth Southgate now has a 23-man squad at his disposal for Sunday’s match against Andorra at Wembley Stadium connected by EE (5pm kick-off).”

The Three Lions have won all four of their qualifiers for the Qatar World Cup so far.

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