With the UEFA Euros under 21’s underway, we can see how England’s youth talent perform in the spotlight of national duty.
Seeing the youth grow into outstanding professionals is one of football’s most wholesome gifts, and to add to it, you can watch them perform at both club and international levels. With two of England’s most competitive clubs being based in Manchester, it’s natural that both the reds and the blues will have a big part to play in UEFA Euros under 21s.
Here are two Manchester-based players who will undoubtedly have an impact in Englands under 21 UEFA Euros competition, and hopefully bring some silverware back to our beloved nation.
Of course, having a young talent who has proven his worth in a Premier League winning side, can have an enormous effect in England’s chances of success in the Euros.
At only 19 years old, he has 13 Premier League appearances and 4 in the Champions League, making him one of youngest yet most professionally experienced players in the side. Furthermore, Foden will be desperate to catch the eyes of the City coaching staff by having an impressive run in the under 21 national side, putting him in the books for more play time next season.
Henderson is an incredible goalkeeper who plays for Manchester United. However, he is currently on loan to Sheffield United, where he helped the team achieve promotion to the Championship. Much like Foden, Dean Henderson is aiming to prove to his manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, that he is capable of being a success at the club.
In a recent interview, Henderson said “I think I am good enough and I would help the team a lot, in a positive way. If not there I’m sure I could go back to Sheffield United, play a season and then I’ll prove to Manchester United what they are missing.”
The young shot-stopper will be keen on living up to his confident attitude by performing as well for his national side, as he does for his temporary club Sheffield United.
England u21s take on France u21s in the UEFA Euro Under 21’s Championship, in Italy at 8pm on the 18th of June 2019. Their other opponents in the group stage are Romania u21s and Croatia u21s.