Euro 2020 is edging to a close as Italy and England go head-to-head at Wembley in the grand final on Sunday. For those looking to bet on the biggest game of the year, you can head over to the Tonybet login page, sign up and bet on who you think will be lifting the trophy on the 11th.
From a Manchester United perspective, there are plenty of reasons to watch the final. Of the ten United players to represent their countries on the most prominent European stage at the beginning of the tournament, four are left heading into the final. Let’s take a look at the best and worst-performing Red Devils stars at the European Championship.
Victor Lindelof started to pick up steam down the final stretch of last club season, but he peaked at Euro 2020, holding Sweden’s backline with character and determination. Even though his place in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side hangs in the balance, the centre-back was instrumental to his national team’s run to the round of 16.
It once again turned out that Paul Pogba’s household status in Didier Deschamps’ set-up benefits his game, as the 28-year-old was an absolute beast for France at the tournament.
Despite Les Bleus’ shocking last-16 exit to Switzerland, the highly-rated midfielder had an outstanding European Championship, giving the Red Devils supporters a reason to smile ahead of the new season.
Daniel James was one of Wales’ standout performers alongside Gareth Bale, stringing a series of top-class performances on the back of a torrid 2020/21 campaign at Old Trafford.
Scott McTominay and Scotland both failed to live up to expectations at Euro 2020. Head coach Steve Clarke often used the defensive midfielder as a makeshift centre-half, derailing McTominay’s influence on the Tartan Terriers’ set-up.
Bruno Fernandes headed into the tournament on the back of a remarkable club season but was only a shadow of a player that used to tear Premier League defences apart.The 26-year-old playmaker failed to pick up a single goal contribution as Portugal bowed out in the first knock-out round to Belgium.
Among the four Red Devils representing England at the tournament, only Luke Shaw and Harry Maguire have got the opportunity to contribute regularly.
After missing out on the Three Lions’ Euro 2020 curtain-raiser against Croatia, Maguire has reclaimed his berth in Gareth Southgate’s starting XI, helping the team keep four clean sheets in five matches.
Shaw has been equally reliable in the absence of Chelsea’s Ben Chilwell, even adding three assists to his rock-solid defensive displays. Following a stellar 2020/21 season and his eye-catching performances at the European Championship, the left-back should be one of Southgate’s most trusted allies in the grand final.
Despite overcoming David de Gea in the pecking order at Old Trafford, Dean Henderson was restricted to playing second fiddle to Everton’s Jordan Pickford.
While Henderson’s role was somewhat expected, Marcus Rashford’s limited game time at the tournament has caught many by surprise. The 23-year-old forward has yet to register a single start at Euro 2020, recording just four cameo appearances from the substitutes bench without making an impact.
Considering Raheem Sterling’s blistering showings, Rashford seems likely to follow the encounter against Italy from the dugout.