Southgate's praise for Mainoo
England boss Gareth Southgate has described Kobbie Mainoo's recent performances with Manchester United as 'fabulous'.
Kobbie was also in good form against West Ham United last weekend, playing 64 minutes of our 3-0 success over West Ham United at Old Trafford.
The teenager is already catching the eye of the Three Lions boss, despite his wealth of options.
“I'm not certain he's necessarily going to be a defensive midfielder, as such.
“He's quite a progressive player but he's had a fabulous start to his career and it will be good to monitor him as we go forward.”
The young midfielder has played for England's youth teams up to the Under-19s and, so far, boasts six caps at international level.
Luke Shaw, Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford have all been involved for England during the qualifying campaign and will be hoping to secure their place at the tournament.
The draw has also been made for the UEFA Nations League, with England alongside Finland, Republic of Ireland and Greece in Group B2.
There is a possible head-to-head for Reds in that competition, in terms of Scott McTominay (Scotland) versus Diogo Dalot and Bruno Fernandes (Portugal). Those nations are in Group A1, with Poland and Croatia.