Harry Maguire is booed by England fans as his name is read at Wembley ahead of their clash with Germany as the roster of the out-of-form Manchester United star continues to divide opinion
- Harry Maguire has fallen out of favor at Manchester United in recent months
- Despite this, he remains an important part of Gareth Southgate’s England line-up
- Maguire was booed tonight as his name was read at Wembley
- Tonight’s game is England’s last before this winter’s World Cup in Qatar
Harry Maguire was booed tonight as his name was read ahead of the England v Germany clash.
The Manchester United defender has fallen out of favor with his club but remains a key part of Gareth Southgate.
Joe Cole responded to the news that Maguire was about to start, saying on Channel 4: ‘That’s the big story. It tells me Gareth Southgate says Maguire starts at the World Cup unless a catastrophe starts, at the last game you want the backbone where you want him.
Harry Maguire was booed tonight as his name was read before England’s match
The Manchester United defender remains a key part of Gareth Southgate’s side
“It’s a vote of confidence and I think he did a really good job last night.”
The 29-year-old played 90 minutes against Italy on Friday night and performed reasonably well despite England losing 1-0.
He will go out tonight and hopefully play well. Luke Shaw for Saks is more understandable. Luke Shaw is more natural and gives more balance and that could help.’
Maguire played in a back three for England’s 1-0 defeat to Italy on Friday night
England go into tonight’s game desperately in need of a win after failing to win one of their last five games.
If they don’t win tonight, Southgate’s men will start the World Cup in November, having not won a game since March.
A poor result tonight will add to the pressure on Gareth Southgate, who has been heavily criticized in recent months despite taking England to the final stages of both major tournaments he led them to.