The 21-year-old picked up a minor injury in training earlier this week and was forced to miss Thursday’s emphatic 4-0 win over Hungary.
Having undergone further assessment, England have taken the decision to allow Sancho to return to his club ahead of schedule and, according to an official Football Association statement, is likely to have recovered in time to face Newcastle next weekend.
The doubts over Sancho’s fitness, however, are likely to increase the chances of Cristiano Ronaldo featuring from the start against Steve Bruce’s side as he looks to resume his United career after a 12-year absence.
The 36-year-old landed in Manchester yesterday and will train with his new teammates for the first time next week, once he completed a five-day period of self-isolation.
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