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Southgate comes to the rescue of controversial Maguire

Manchester United captain and part of the selection, Harry Maguire is not unanimous across the channel, but Gareth Southgate is defending his player.

England manager Gareth Southgate has backed Harry Maguire to overcome his sluggishness, while hinting that the centre-back’s situation was complicated ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.

The 29-year-old, who sat on the sidelines in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Switzerland, has faced heavy criticism this season, raising questions about his future as England’s captain ahead of the World Cup.

Since debuting for the Three Lions on October 8, 2017, the Manchester United player has played 41 caps, losing only a few matches for England. “He is more than capable of playing with us at the highest level. Manchester United is going through a difficult moment» Tempers Gareth Southgate.

«This does not mean that players can be mediocre for two years and be accepted. It also depends on the competition for these positions. It’s complicated…we need the best potential players. Maguire was very good in the fall and helped us reach the World Cup semi-finals and the Euro finalSays the coach. After Harry Kane narrowly beat Switzerland (2-1) last Friday, Harry Kane’s teammates face Ivory Coast on Tuesday evening (8:45 pm).

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