Date: 28th March 2024 at 10:33pm
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England manager Gareth Southgate will have plenty to think about ahead of this summer’s European Championships. 

The Three Lions endured a frustrating international break, losing 1-0 to Brazil before labouring to a 2-2 draw against Belgium.

Southgate’s side failed to impress in either match at Wembley, and would have lost both games if it wasn’t for Jude Bellingham’s late equaliser against Belgium on Tuesday evening.

The former Middlesbrough boss handed senior international debuts to Kobbie Mainoo, Anthony Gordon and Ezri Konsa during the break, while Ivan Toney was also rewarded with his first international start.

Mainoo, 18, was substituted on against Brazil and involved from the start against Belgium, and the teenager has since been touted for a place in the 23-man squad for the Euros this summer.

At club level, though, Manchester United have made a surprise decision on the youngster’s future.

Mainoo made his England debut against Brazil

According to 90min, the Red Devils are ‘in no rush’ to agree a contract extension with the young midfielder.

The teenager made his debut for United last season and he has established himself as a regular in the first team at Old Trafford this term.

In total he has made 23 appearances for the Red Devils, and his impressive performances earned him a call up to Southgate’s squad.

Despite his importance to Ten Hag’s side, the report claims that United aren’t rushing to agree a new deal with the teenager.

Mainoo signed a new deal with United last year, which is set to run until the end of the 2026/27 campaign.

It is claimed that the player himself is also in no rush to agree a new deal, as his current contract includes performance-related incentives that have reflected his outstanding showings.

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