Fraizer Campbell will miss the UEFA Under-21 Championship final after being sent off in a dramatic semi-final against the host nation Sweden on Friday night.
The young United forward came on as a second-half sub for England but a red card in extra-time brought his tournament to an abrupt end, even though Stuart Pearce's side went on to scrape through 5-4 on penalties after drawing 3-3.
At the time of his 60th-minute entrance, Campbell was all set to start Monday's final following Gabriel Agbonlahor's second yellow card of the tournament. The Aston Villa striker's booking was the only blemish on a brilliant first half for England who stormed into a 3-0 lead with goals from Portsmouth defender Martin Cranie and Manchester City centre-back Nedum Onuoha plus an owngoal by Swedish captain Mattias Bjarsmyr.
All the goals arose from corners - Cranie fired the young Lions ahead after 55 seconds following a setpiece, Onuoha turned in the second after a ball came in from the left and when a right-wing cross was delivered at the second attempt, Bjarsmyr diverted Lee Cattermole's flick-on past his own goalkeeper.
Sweden's first goal also came from a wide area when Guillermo Molins pulled the ball back and the tournament's top scorer Marcus Berg buried a low shot past Man City keeper Joe Hart in the 68th minute.
The hosts set up an agonising last quarter-hour for visiting coach Stuart Pearce when they made it 2-3 with Ola Toivonen's exquisite free-kick over the wall; Berg then completed the erosion of England's lead six minutes later, with a