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Southgate reveals talks with Solskjaer after disagreement over Greenwood

England manager Gareth Southgate has shed light on his disagreement with Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently.

Southgate and Solskjaer found themselves at odds with one another during the last international break – specifically over the involvement of Mason Greenwood.

The United striker was sent home from the squad, alongside Manchester City’s Phil Foden, due to breaching Covid-19 protocols.

It prompted an outburst from Solskjaer, who claimed that Greenwood should not have been in the squad anyway due to United’s European commitments.

However, Southgate has now revealed his response to those claims, explaining how he has cleared the air with Solskjaer.

“I have spoken to him,” Southgate said. “I felt that was important because the best way to communicate is directly.

“We had a good chat last week and are on a similar page on a lot of things. We did have contact from the club regarding all their players.

“They wanted dispensation because of Europe, which was understandable. But because we had four clubs in that situation, we just couldn’t help that.

“We didn’t get an individual request regarding Mason – but we’ve talked it through…

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