Harry Maguire is BOOED by England fans as his name is read out at Wembley ahead of their clash with Germany as the out-of-form Manchester United star’s selection continues to divide opinion
- Harry Maguire has fallen out of favour with Manchester United in recent months
- Despite this, he remains a key part of Gareth Southgate’s England setup
- Maguire was booed this evening as his name was read out at Wembley
- Tonight’s game is England’s last before this winter’s World Cup in Qatar
Harry Maguire was booed this evening as his name was read out ahead of England’s clash with Germany.
Reacting to the news that Maguire would be starting, Joe Cole said on Channel 4: ‘That’s the big story. It says to me Gareth Southgate says barring a catastrophe Maguire starts at the World Cup, On the last game you want the spine where you want it.
Harry Maguire was booed this evening as his name was read out ahead of England’s game
The Manchester United defender remains a key part of Gareth Southgate’s side
‘It is a good vote of confidence and I think he did really well the other night.’
The 29-year-old played a full 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 will give more balance and it might help.’
Maguire played in a back three for England’s 1-0 loss against Italy on Friday night
England go into tonight’s game in desperate need of a win after failing to win any of their last five games.
If they fail to win tonight, Southgate’s men will start the World Cup in November having not won a game since March.
A poor result tonight will pile the pressure on Gareth Southgate, who has been criticised heavily in recent months despite taking England to the latter stages of both major tournaments he has led them in.