Manchester United have reportedly blocked Maxi Oyedele from joining up with Poland for the forthcoming European under-19 championships.

The 18-year-old midfielder, who has a Nigerian father and Polish mother, is now expected to play a part in Manchester United’s pre-season, including the tour to the USA.

The friendly against Wrexham in late July is expected to comprise of an under-21 squad, with another fixture against Real Madrid a day later.

Maxi Oyedele is one of the players who could get an opportunity, and after his performances on loan, he deserves a shot to show what he can do.

According to Sportdziennik, Maxi Oyedele has been blocked from joining up with the Poland squad for the UEFA Under-19 European Championships. The tournament was set to take place in Malta in early to mid-July.

The outlet claims Manchester United denied Oyedele the chance to train, as he is wanted to play a role in pre-season.

He is the second player blocked from taking part in the tournament, alongside fellow FA Youth Cup winning teammate Isak Hansen-Aaroen, who was due to represent Norway.

Oyedele has nine caps for Poland at under-19s level. He is also eligible to play for England and Nigeria at senior level.

The 18-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at non-league Altrincham, and was very impressive in his first loan in professional football.

He struck four goals in 12 games from midfield, and will be keen to show his growth, to United’s coaches and manager Erik ten Hag.

Oyedele did train with the first team in 2022, and his performances on loan will have been noted by the coaching staff. It is a positive the club are keeping him around for pre-season.

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