England boss Gareth Southgate has hailed the quality of Manchester United captain Harry Maguire despite his lack of game time under Erik ten Hag.
According to Southgate, Maguire is one of the best centre-backs as he is dominant in the air and incredible with the ball.
“Clearly, it’s not an ideal situation,” said Southgate. “You want your best players playing regularly so that they’re physically and mentally in a good place. But he is an important player for us.
“It’s important to back our best players. You always have to back your judgement. If we thought there were experienced players ready to step in and play at a level above him there would be a different consideration.
“He is our most dominant aerial centre back. Him and John (Stones) are incredible with the ball.”