Gareth Southgate offers encouragement for Manchester United and backs Harry Maguire.

Despite Erik ten Hag moving the Man Utd center back down the pecking order, he continues to start for his nation.

Injuries to Erik ten Hag at the back have given Harry Maguire extra playing time for Manchester United, according to Gareth Southgate.

Raphael Varane is out injured and did not participate in the weekend loss to Arsenal. Additionally, Lisandro Martinez and Victor Lindelof were also lost to injury and illness for United in that contest.

In the last minutes at the Emirates Stadium, Maguire received his first playing time of the year because of that. Southgate chose him for the England team despite his lack of game time.

Maguire’s training efforts have satisfied the Three Lions manager, who believes he will now have more opportunities with Erik ten Hag’s team. On Saturday night against Ukraine, Maguire is anticipated to get the start.

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He appeared well. Every day, he trains with elite athletes, according to Southgate. “Obviously, he entered the game the other day at a crucial moment; as a defender, that is not the ideal time to enter a game.

He is a very seasoned player, and in training, he has looked excellent. Harry is aware of our source of support.

“He knows he has to keep performing well for us, and I think over the next few weeks given what’s happening with their squad with injuries, he may well have a lot more minutes for them as well,”

 

 

 

 

 

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