Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood has apologised for the embarrassment caused by his breach of coronavirus regulations while on England duty.

The 18-year-old insists he has learned a lesson from the incident, which resulted in him being sent home ahead of the Nations League match in Denmark.

“Having now had the chance to reflect on what’s happened, I can only apologise to everyone for the embarrassment I have caused,” he said in a statement.

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

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

The Football Association has launched a full investigation after allegations emerged in the Icelandic media on Monday that Greenwood and Manchester City’s Phil Foden had spent time with two girls during the trip, with media outlet DV publishing purported footage filmed by one of them.

Greenwood added: “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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