Red Devils and Three Lions skipper Wayne Rooney is expected to miss upcoming England game against Scotland and France, Sky Sports claims.
The embattled former Everton star has been excluded in a provisional list of players for the games, the report claims.
England men’s senior team manager Gareth South is expected to release the list of players that would prosecute the games soonest. England are to play Scotland on June 10 before a friendly against their ally France in Paris three days after the Glasgow fixture.
The Man United star missed the games against Germany and Lithuania in March as Southgate preferred other stars. If the record goalscorer for England misses the games, he might not get another chance this year. There would be calls that he play in Russia if England qualifies for the 2018 World Cup but that would only be a poor end to his illustrious career.
The Premier League star is expected to leave Old Trafford this summer but he has insisted that he would remain. He commands a huge wage but rarely contributes to the team that is under pressure to perform. The Steven Gerrard’s successor to the captaincy in the national team has been touted to move to the Major League Soccer to end his career.
Rooney is expected to start the Europa League final from the bench after an underwhelming season. United would battle Dutch side Ajax for a chance to play in the Champions League next season on Wednesday in Stockholm. Jose Mourinho is expected to leave him out on the sidelines in the important fixture, meaning a double snub for the player.