Manchester United have as many as 12 players that have been selected by various national teams for Euro 2020, with plenty even in with a chance of lifting the trophy in July.
Mason Greenwood sadly had to pull out of the Three Lions squad through injury, while Jesse Lingard was cut from the provisional squad despite his loan impact at West Ham. But, whatever happens, United will still be well represented across Europe this summer.
Here’s a look at all 12 that have been called into Euro 2020 squads…
1. Dylan Levitt (Wales)
Dylan Levitt has made more senior appearances for Wales than he has for United, with his only senior United game to date coming in the Europa League against Astana in 2019.
The 20-year-old midfielder spent the 2020/21 campaign on loan at Charlton until January. Having not played much, that deal was cut short and he moved to Croatia to join Istra on loan instead.
2. Daniel James (Wales)
Daniel James was added to the Wales squad list once United’s season was over, having initially been left off because he was still yet to play in the Europa League final.
James started every qualifier for Wales and been an important of the team since 2019. Playing fewer games at club level for United this season could even serve to make him fresh for the Euros.
3. Donny van de Beek (Netherlands)
Donny van de Beek would have wished for a much better first season at United following a £40m transfer from Ajax last summer. But his lack of club chances hasn’t hurt his international opportunities and he is involved.
Van de Beek faces a big summer ahead as a strong Euro 2020 could boost his confidence and feed into an improved club season in 2021/22.
4. Scott McTominay (Scotland)
Scott McTominay became a Scotland starter during the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, helping the team reach a first international tournament in over 20 years.
The United star has even operated as a third centre-back in a handful of games, highlighting his versatility and adaptability, including the decisive playoff against Serbia.
5. Dean Henderson (England)
Dean Henderson played his way into the England squad during a successful loan at Sheffield United, eventually going on to make his international debut after he had returned to Old Trafford.
The home-grown goalkeeper made 26 appearances for United during the season, having spent the previous five years on loan. He is determined to be number one for club and country.
6. Harry Maguire (England)
Harry Maguire remains an injury doubt for England because of his ankle injury suffered in early May but has made the cut for the final squad.
Maguire’s absence for United showed how important he is, having previously been heavily criticised, and it will be a similar case if he cannot play for England.
7. Luke Shaw (England)
Luke Shaw finally banished his fitness demons in 2020/21 and played over 30 Premier League games for the first time since his final campaign with Southampton as a teenager in 2013/14.
He played 47 times in all competitions and has played his way back into the England squad. As a likely starter, now is the chance to make up for lost time.
8. Marcus Rashford (England)
Marcus Rashford could probably do with a rest this summer, but that will have to wait. He hasn’t been fully fit for some time and still played nearly 60 games for United this season, going over 20 goals for the second time.
At the age of 23, this is a third consecutive major tournament for Rashford, having previously been called up for Euro 2016 and the last World Cup in 2018.
9. David de Gea (Spain)
David de Gea started to feel pressure for his role as Spain number one in 2018 and has since permanently lost that position to Athletic Bilbao’s Unai Simon. He will most likely spend Euro 2020 on Spain’s bench as second choice.
The goalkeeper endured a disappointing end to what could yet prove to be his final season with United, missing the decisive penalty in the Europa League final shootout.
10. Victor Lindelof (Sweden)
Victor Lindelof has plenty to prove this summer as his place at United next season is under serious threat if the club is successful in signing another centre-back to partner Harry Maguire.
Lindelof already has 40 caps for Sweden and is a starter when fit. This will be his third international tournament after Euro 2016 and the 2018 World Cup.
11. Paul Pogba (France)
Paul Pogba will be looking to add a European Championship medal to his collection this summer to go alongside his World Cup medal from 2018.
Pogba fits France’s system better than he does United’s and it usually shows in how much more effective he is at international level. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is still yet to find the correct balance at Old Trafford.
12. Bruno Fernandes (Portugal)
Bruno Fernandes was a fringe player when he went to the 2018 World Cup with Portugal three years ago, but now finds himself a key man in a squad tipped to retain their title from 2016.
Fernandes managed an incredible 28 goals in all competitions in his first full season as a United player and showed super human fitness and stamina, playing 58 club games overall.