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England take surprising Manchester United player to Euro 2024 to help in training


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Gareth Southgate’s England squad travelled to Germany on Monday (Picture: Getty)

England have confirmed Manchester United’s Tom Heaton will join the Three Lions’ Euro 2024 squad as a training goalkeeper.

The FA say Heaton, who signed for United in 2001 but is yet to make an appearance, will head out to Germany to support England goalkeepers Jordan Pickford, Aaron Ramsdale and Dean Henderson during the tournament.

Gareth Southgate said: ‘I am really pleased Tom has agreed to join us in Germany. Experience tells us that a tournament can put a lot of demand on our goalkeeping group led by Martyn Margetson.

‘Tom will play an invaluable role on the training pitch supporting Jordan, Aaron and Dean.

‘Off the field as someone we all know well, he will add to the positive environment we are always looking to create. We are grateful to Manchester United for their support in making this happen.’

Heaton added: ‘I am incredibly honoured to be asked by Gareth to join the squad.

‘To get the call to go to a major tournament, to help in any way I can and pass on my experience is a proud moment. We have a great squad, I’m excited and can’t wait to join the group.’

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