GOOD MORNING EURO FANS
Harry Maguire is reportedly confident of featuring in England’s Euro 2020 kick-off against Croatia.
The Three Lions face their Group D rivals in just over two weeks’ time and are sweating on the fitness of their star centre-back.
The 28-year-old had been ever-present for Manchester United in the Premier League until he suffered ankle ligament damage against Aston Villa – ruling him out of the run-in.
The Red Devils’ form crumbled in his absence and he watched from the stands as his team lost Wednesday’s Europa League final.
Following the defeat in Gdansk, United have increased their communication with the England setup and national team staff checked in with Maguire on Friday.
According to the Mail, his progress is looking good and there is confidence that he will be fit for June 13.
United are reportedly set to meet Maguire again on Monday for a fresh check-up, with the results once again beamed to Gareth Southgate’s physios.
Meanwhile, Jack Grealish is “100% fit” for Euro 2020 according to Aston Villa manager Dean Smith.
Smith said: “He is 100% fit. Firstly, we had to make sure he was ready to play for Aston Villa.
“We wouldn’t take a risk with only four games to go, with a player of Jack’s standing and quality, unless it was the right thing to do.
“We all believed it was the right thing to do – for him and for Aston Villa. Then once the season finished, if he gets picked, which hopefully he does, then it’s the right thing for England as well.
“If we felt there was any kind of future risk then we would have just shut him down for the rest of the season and he wouldn’t have had the chance to go to the Euros.”
And finally, Ben White has revealed he ‘cried for an hour’ after learning of his call-up to England’s provisional Euro 2020 squad.
He told Sky Sports News: “I got a phone call while I was out for dinner, I didn’t really believe it!
“[When I was] told me all the news, when I was going, it was obviously unbelievable.
“I put the phone down, rang my mum straight away, sat down there, cried…
“Mum was crying, my dad, had all my sisters there and, yeah, I just sat and cried for about an hour.”