sport news Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood make final 40-man shortlist for Golden Boy award

The bad boys among the Golden Boys! Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood make the 40-man shortlist of the world's best young players under 21... but can the Premier League's best beat Haaland and Sancho? The 40-man shortlist for the 2020 Golden Boy award has been announced  Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood made the final list for the prestigious award It comes just weeks after the pair flouted Covid-19 guidelines while with England Five other Premier League players have been nominated for this year's award 

By Sam Mcevoy For Mailonline

Published: 14:50 BST, 16 September 2020 | Updated: 14:58 BST, 16 September 2020

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striker Mason Greenwood and Man City's Phil Foden have made the final shortlist for the 2020 Golden Boy award.

The Manchester pair, who were sent home while on international duty with England for breaching coronavirus rules in Iceland, are among seven players from the Premier League who are up for the award.

The 40-strong list, which was announced on Wednesday, sees Arsenal's Bukayo Saka, Liverpool's Neco Williams and Callum Hudson-Odoi of Chelsea all get the nod.

Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden has made the final shortlist for the 2020 Golden Boy award

Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood is also among the seven Premier League players up for the award

Mason Greenwood (R) and Phil Foden (L) make the final shortlist for the Golden Boy award

Wolves' £35million record signing Fabio Silva is also up for the award along with Foden's newest team-mate Ferran Torres, with the pair starring at other clubs before being nominated.

Foden and Greenwood have been recognised for their superb campaigns on the pitch, with Foden set to be awarded more minutes in the future by Pep Guardiola while Greenwood has excited fans at Old Trafford with his rapid progression.

However, the pair got their current campaigns off to a disappointing start after they broke coronavirus isolation restrictions by inviting two Icelandic girls to the official team hotel following a recent UEFA Nations League clash.

Both players had just made their senior debuts for the Three Lions, though manager Gareth Southgate had no option but to dismiss each of them immediately. 

Wolves' £35m record signing Fabio Silva is also up for the award after impressing with Porto

Wolves' £35m record signing Fabio Silva is also up for the award after impressing with Porto

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also revealed he will speak with Greenwood about his personal life after the 18-year-old was seen inhaling nitrous oxide — known as hippy crack — in a video filmed in a Manchester apartment several weeks ago. 

Greenwood issued a statement through United on Saturday after the film emerged on social media of him inhaling from a balloon in the company of a female friend.

He said: 'I have now been made aware of the health risks associated with this practice — and accept that even trying it, as shown in these historical pictures, was

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