Aidy Boothroyd has confirmed that Manchester City youngster Patrick Roberts missed out on a place in the England U21s side because of Jack Harrison.
Harrison has played a key role for Patrick Viera’s side, who are one of Manchester City’s sister clubs, but was a surprise call-up to the squad.
The 20-year-old was formerly a youngster at Manchester United but moved to America to seek more first-team opportunities.
Harrison found his name in the headlines after missing his flight to London, meaning he had to fork out £1,200 to get on the next flight to the English capital.
Roberts himself has impressed during the early stages of the season, with a particularly strong performance in the Champions League against Anderlecht, but missed out on a call-up.