Date: 2nd July 2021 at 12:41pm
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England’s Euro 2020 campaign couldn’t have gone much better so far, with the Three Lions through to face Ukraine in the quarter-finals after dispatching Germany 2-0 in the last 16 on Tuesday. 

Late goals from Raheem Sterling and Harry Kane gave England their first major tournament victory over their opponents since the 1966 World Cup final, and the win was also the first time England have ever won a knockout game at a European Championships in normal time.

Despite England fans’ frustration at Gareth Southgate’s conservative tactics, there can be few complaints about the team’s performances so far, with England having forged a seemingly achievable path to the final.

Southgate has come in for criticism for his decisions to limit the game time of a number of players, notable Phil Foden and Jadon Sancho.

Calvert-Lewin was an injury time substitute during England’s Euro 2020 opener against Croatia

However, it is another seemingly outcast player who is making headlines today.

The Sun are reporting that Manchester United are chasing Everton forward Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

The Red Devils are apparently in the market for a striker to act as a long term replacement for veteran forward Edinson Cavani, and the club see Calvert-Lewin as the perfect candidate.

The 24-year-old has played just two minutes of football at the Euros so far this summer, despite Kane’s lacklustre performances.

However, it appears that Calvert-Lewin’s performances last term were enough to persuade United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that he is the long term solution to the club’s striker problem.

The Everton man was instrumental for Carlo Ancelotti’s side last season, scoring 16 times in 33 league games.

Veteran United striker Cavani has recently been linked with a move to Roma to join up with former boss Jose Mourinho, while fellow forward Anthony Martial was less than impressive last season, scoring just seven times across all competitions.

Solskjaer is keen to bolster his squad ahead of the new season, having once again failed to win a trophy last term.

The report also suggests that both Arsenal and Real Madrid hold an interest in the England international.

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