SHAMED England stars Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood touched down in the UK late last night as the fallout over their coronavirus breach continued.
The Three Lions youngsters were sent home from international duty by boss Gareth Southgate ahead of tonight's clash with Denmark.
Man City's Foden and United's Greenwood broke strict coronavirus guidelines by sneaking two Icelandic girls into their hotel room after making their debuts in the 1-0 win.
They secretly hooked up with Iceland Miss Universe contender Nadia Gunnarsdottir, 20, and her cousin Lara Clausen, 19.
The Daily Mail reveal how they attempted to get FOUR girls back to the hotel throughout the course of the night.
Now they have returned to the UK on a private jet together with their clubs fuming over their behaviour.
WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR
- Man Utd and City stars Mason Greenwood & Phil Foden AXED by England after ‘inviting girls to hotel’ breaking Covid rules
- Man Utd and City slam Greenwood and Foden in brutal statements after England duo had girls back to hotel on England duty
- Moment giggling Icelandic girls asked how England stars Mason Greenwood & Phil Foden would sneak them into team hotel
- England release damning statement and FA probe over Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden breaking Covid rule to sneak girls in
- Phil Foden issues grovelling apology for inviting girls into England hotel room as Mason Greenwood DELETES Twitter
- Icelandic model at centre of Foden and Greenwood England row says ‘I messed up’ but defends night with shamed stars
They were picked up from the airport and chauffeured back to their homes although Greenwood appeared to have pulled down his facemask.
Manchester United and neighbours City have released strongly-worded statements condemning their players.
The Citizen's said: "Manchester City FC are aware of the story which has emerged today from the England national team camp in relation to the behaviour of Phil Foden.
"We have also seen the comments from England manager Gareth Southgate.
"It is clear that Phil’s actions were totally inappropriate.
"His behaviour not only directly contravenes strict guidelines related to Covid-19, but also falls well below the standard expected of a Manchester City player and England international.
"The club supports the FA regarding this incident, and officials from the Club are now in touch in relation to Phil’s enforced early return to the UK.
"We have no further comment to make on this matter."
United said: "Manchester United are liaising with the Football Association and are disappointed with the actions of Mason Greenwood over this situation."
The FA also released a damning statement and confirmed an investigation will be launched.
The pair fill now face ramifications from club and country which could see them left out of the starting XI for the opening matches of the season.
They will almost certainly be left out of the triple header of England matches next month against Wales, Belgium and Denmark.
Foden, 20, has also issued a grovelling apology for the ‘unacceptable’ breach of Covid-19 rules while Greenwood, 19, has deleted his Twitter account.
Foden said: “I want to make a full apology. I apologise to Gareth Southgate, to my England team-mates, to the staff, supporters, and also to my club and my family.
“I am a young player with a lot to learn but I am aware of the huge responsibility I have in representing Manchester City and England at this level.
“On this occasion I made a poor decision and my behaviour didn’t meet the standards expected of me.
“I will learn a valuable lesson from this error in judgment.”
It could also put their places in the Euro 2021 squad in serious jeopardy.
WHAT THE GIRLS SAID ON SNAPCHAT
Here’s the transcript of the phone conversation between the players and the girls:
Player 1: “Say that again? What was you saying?”
Girl 1: Laughing “What’s the plan?”
Player 1: “What’s the plan?”
Girl 1: “Mmm”
Player 2: “It depends what you want.”
Player 1: “He said, ‘Depends, what do you want?’”
Girl 1: “We can come to the hotel, but I don’t know how you’re going to sneak us in.”
Player 1: “What are you coming to the hotel for?”
Player 2: “What do you think?!”
Girl 1: “Yeah – what do you think bro!” Laughs
Player 1: “Have you got a mate?”
Nadia revealed how she was talking to Greenwood in the days leading up to their international clash.
She told the Mail: "We met online. I was talking to Mason for a couple of days before they came to Iceland.
“They did know that they had to quarantine, but we figured that since they were playing Iceland, they had been tested before and it would be OK.
“We haven't spoken to them since. We don't want to interrupt them because they are of course going through a lot right now. They haven't contacted us.
“It was a good night that we had, of course. We were all the four of us spending time together and getting to know each other. They were nice guys. Really, really nice.”
Lara added: "They were just young. We were all young and stupid and we all make mistakes. They treated us really well. They were such gentlemen. Really nice guys.”
Boss Southgate, who barred the players from breakfast and training to protect his remaining 21-man squad, said: “It’s a very serious situation and we have acted as quickly as we have been able to.
“They have been naive. Everybody has to understand their responsibility.”
Greenwood and Foden travelled together on a private flight back to Manchester after speaking with local police regarding their Covid rule-breaking.
The pair were fined £1,300 by Icelandic authorities for their breach of quarantine rules.
It is claimed Foden and Greenwood had booked them two rooms on a separate floor from the rest of the squad.
One picture shows the girls together in one room but sources claim the players later entertained each separately.
A source said: “The girls spent several hours at the hotel before leaving before breakfast.”
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