Gareth Southgate reveals why Ten Hag should always start Harry Maguire for Manchester United

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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.”

1 Comment on "Gareth Southgate reveals why Ten Hag should always start Harry Maguire for Manchester United"

  1. We all know that harry maguire is good in the air but not all in tackle very slow with dicision making when with the ball. And he doesn’t know how to coordinate the central when pairing with any man united central back, so u can’t expect a footballer like that should be causing goal and making the goalkeeper to conceive goals anyhow… Is not done been u as a coach of England advice ur player to learn from varane and Martinez to see the way the two always play and coordinate….. Is a nice idea dropping maguire

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