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'If you're good enough, you're old enough'

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We asked if it would be the right call to take Kobbie Mainoo to Euro 2024 after the Manchester United midfielder shone against Belgium on Tuesday.

Here is a snapshot of your comments, with most of you keen to see him don the Three Lions shirt in Germany:

Ben: If you're good enough, you're old enough. The kid clearly has the temperament, the skill and the drive to help England win football games. Why would you not include him?

Scott: He should go. Play as many minutes as Gareth Southgate sees fit in the group stages. If he performs well, play him for a few minutes in the knockouts. As long as he comes back fit for United...

Christine: Kobbie should go to the Euros - he is a fantastic young talent. He is like a Paul Scholes and Roy Keane rolled into one, with a splash of Zinedine Zidane. One day, he will win the Ballon d'Or. Trouble is, Southgate probably won't take him and that will be a mistake.

Steve: Some players need protecting and introducing slowly, to limit weight of expectation. Others, like Ryan Giggs, Lee Sharpe, the Class of 92 and Marcus Rashford, are ready to step up because they have the right temperament and maturity. Mainoo seems to fit the latter. He was sublime against Belgium. He was fluid and forward-thinking and his link-up with Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden and Jarrod Bowen was excellent. He is better than the alternatives already.

Kevin: My biggest concern is that he may get injured. He never backed down on Tuesday, to his credit, but took some hard knocks. I'd rather he doesn't go this time - not that he isn't good enough, but let him grow, develop and mature a bit more first. He could be a great player.

Iain: Mainoo should be cosseted by the club in the same way that they looked after Giggs as a teenager. United have a real reputation for bringing on well-grounded teenagers and dropping Kobbie into the glare of the Euros would be a mistake.