Gareth Southgate Defends Maguire Amidst Harsh Criticism
Manchester United and England’s Harry Maguire on criticism
Harry Maguire has shared how the critiques of his displays in both club and international settings have deeply affected him.
The Manchester United and England defender no longer holds a consistent spot in Erik ten Hag’s starting lineup at Old Trafford due to the arrival of center-back Lisandro Martinez this summer.
Although he has been named in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man squad.
Which will kick off in Qatar at the end of next week, there have been doubts about his inclusion due to his underwhelming performances at the club level.
Maguire made his England senior team debut in October 2017, contributing to their 2018 World Cup qualification.
He played every minute of the 2018 World Cup, scored his first international goal against Sweden.
He has been a consistent presence in the squad since, including the UEFA Euro 2020, where he earned a spot in the Team of the Tournament.
In November 2021, he became England’s highest-scoring defender with seven goals.
Awards and Achievements
|Football League Championship play-offs: 2016
|EFL Cup: 2022–23
|PFA Team of the Year: 2011–12 League One, 2012–13 League One, 2013–14 League One
|Football League One Team of the Season: 2013–14
|Football League Young Player of the Month: August 2011
|Sheffield United Player of the Year: 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14
|Sheffield United Young Player of the Year: 2011–12
|Hull City Fans’ Player of the Year: 2016–17
|Hull City Players’ Player of the Year: 2016–17
|Leicester City Player of the Season: 2017–18
|Leicester City Players’ Player of the Season: 2017–18
|UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2020–21
|UEFA European Championship Team of the Tournament: 2020