Chelsea legend John Terry has backed Manchester United defender to keep giving his best for England despite his struggles at club level.
The former Red Devils skipper started a game for the first time this season on Saturday, playing all 90 minutes in England’s 1-1 draw with Ukraine in the European Championship qualifiers.
The 30-year-old is out of favour under United Boss Erik ten Hag at the Old Trafford club and has only played 23 minutes for the club this season.
Meanwhile, Blues legend Terry reckons that the player has always been outstanding for the Three Lions and need to play consistently.
“I think it is important to play weekly at your club and take that form into the England set-up,” Terry told talkSPORT.
“Gareth has shown a huge amount of faith in Harry, and to be fair to him, every time he has put the England shirt on, he has never let us down and he has always performed.
“It is difficult to do that when you are not playing regularly, to keep that fitness and the sharpness there. So, fair play to him. He must be doing the right things in training well like I know he would be. That is why Gareth gets paid to make those big decisions.”
Meanwhile, the club was willing to sell Maguire to West Ham United during the summer transfer window, accepting a £30m bid from the Hammers
However, he was not keen on leaving Old Trafford after both parties failed to agree to terms of an exit and is hoping to force his way into the United starting XI.
Currently, he’s behind Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof next to them in the pecking order.