Ronaldo Vieira is set to feature in the final of the Toulon Tournament tomorrow after helping England’s Under-20s to an impressive win over Scotland.
The Leeds United midfielder was given another start as England got the better of a Scotland side captained by Red Bull Leipzig’s Oliver Burke, cruising to a 3-0 win in the Stade Parsemain in Fos-sur-Mer.
Vieira received his first international call-up for the prestigious competition as England sought to defend a title won under the management of Gareth Southgate 12 months ago.
England topped Group A with a perfect record after victories against Angola, Cuba and Japan, setting up a semi-final meeting with a Scotland side who had impressed when beating Brazil in the opening round.
Leicester City’s Harvey Barnes fired England into tomorrow’s final with two goals either side of a second-half effort from Sunderland academy graduate Elliot Embleton.
England, whose progression came on the same day as a separate national squad reached the final of the Under-20 World Cup in South Korea, will play Ivory Coast in Aubagne tomorrow.
Vieira signed a new four-year deal with Leeds before flying to France and is now on the verge of an international honour after only 12 months as a professional player.
He and United’s squad are due to report back to Thorp Arch for the start of pre-season on June 23.