Man Utd players’ WhatsApp messages to each other ahead of Euro 2020 clashes

Manchester United players will communicate with one another throughout the Euro 2020 tournament, Daniel James has confirmed.

On the back of a frustrating season for the Red Devils, 11 United stars will be competing for glory on the international stage.

Dean Henderson, Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashford, Harry Maguire all made the cut for Gareth Southgate’s squad, meanwhile United will also be represented by Paul Pogba (France), Bruno Fernandes (Portugal), Scott McTominay (Scotland), David de Gea (Spain), Victor Lindelof (Sweden), Daniel James (Wales) and Dylan Levitt (Wales).

Donny van de Beek was also included in the Netherlands squad, but was forced to withdraw due to a groin injury.

Van de Beek will play no part at Euro 2020
Van de Beek will play no part at Euro 2020
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McTominay and the likes of Shaw and Rashford will go head-to-head when Scotland take on England in Group D, the same applies to De Gea and Lindelof in Group E as Spain face Sweden and Group F will pair Fernandes up against Pogba.

Last Wednesday saw Pogba and James get an early taste of what it will be like to play against teammates as France defeated Wales 3-0 in an international friendly.

Speaking after the game, James confirmed that United players will be in close contact throughout the tournament in their club WhatsApp group.

“Throughout the tournament stuff will get put in,” said the 23-year-old

“Scott played Donny the other day so there was a bit of talk. Throughout the tournament, there will always be a good luck message. Unless they are playing each other.”

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France defeated Wales 3-0 last Wednesday, with Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele on target for Les Blues
France defeated Wales 3-0 last Wednesday, with Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele on target for Les Blues

France are currently listed as the favourites to come out on top this summer, though many dark horses could well emerge.

Having reached the semi-finals at Euro 2016, Wales are being backed to cause an upset once again.

This is a suggestion that Pogba is certainly in agreement with, as he talked up the Dragons’ chances of success.

“I spoke to Paul after the game and he said ‘we’ve got a great team and we’ve got a great chance,’ which is always great to hear,” said James.

“We fully believe in ourselves. We are here for a reason – we are not just here to take part.

“We believe we can go into every game with that winning mentality.”

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