What Greenwood’s first day back at Man Utd training was like after England shame

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Mason Greenwood's first day back in training at Manchester United since his England shame saw him in train in isolation.

The 18-year-old, along with Manchester City starlet Phil Foden, came under fire after breaching quarantine protocol while on international duty.

While in Iceland, they invited two women up to their hotel room – where they were supposed to be isolating.

The pair have been reprimanded by manager Gareth Southgate after allowing model Nadia Sif Lindal Gunnarsdottir, 20, into the Three Lions' hotel.

She was also joined by 19-year-old law student cousin Lara Clausen after Gareth Southgate’s side beat Iceland 1-0 on Saturday.

Foden and Greenwood spoke with the pair before inviting them up, where footage was then captured by the girls and spread on social media.

Both players were subsequently sent home as punishment for breaking Covid-19 regulations, a day after making their full international debuts.

Greenwood has since returned to United's training complex at Carrington.

However, he has been told to train on his own as a result of the potential coronavirus risk he carries as a result of his England shame.

It is understood that the youngster underwent a light training session on his own on Thursday.

At Carrington, he was supervised by a handful of United's fitness coaches – away from the rest of the squad.

He has taken a coronavirus test and, depending on the results, is set to rejoin the first-team early next week.

The club are unlikely to discipline the teenager because the incident took place while on international duty.

In statement published on the official United website, Greenwood said: “Having now had the chance to reflect on what’s happened, I can only apologise to everyone for the embarrassment I have caused.

“It was irresponsible of me to break the COVID-19 protocols which are in place to protect players, staff and the public.

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“In particular, I want to apologise to Gareth Southgate, for letting him down, when he had shown great trust in me.

“Playing for England was one of the proudest moments in my life and I only have myself to blame for this huge mistake.

“I promise my family, the fans, Manchester United and England that this is a lesson I will learn from.”

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