Harry Maguire: I can't continue to call you — Southgate to Man United's star

Gareth Southgate has warned Maguire to start playing.

Harry Maguire: I can't continue to call you — Southgate to Man United's star

Izuchukwu Akawor 17:10 - 25.05.2023

Harry Maguire has only started seven of 15 matches in the Premier League this season for Manchester United.

England’s manager Gareth Southgate says he cannot continue to invite Manchester United defender Harry Maguire to the national side without regular game time.

Southgate made the comments after he had to defend another inclusion of the United skipper in his latest England squad.


The England boss on Wednesday released a 25-man squad for next month’s European Championships qualifiers with the United captain included in the team.

Southgate sends message to Maguire

Gareth Southgate has decided to remain in charge of the England national team Gareth Southgate has warned Harry Maguire to start playing.

Maguire has continued to be invited to the Three Lions despite a lack of regular game time at Manchester United.

The 29-year-old has lost his place under new manager Erik Ten Hag after making just seven starts in 15 appearances in the Premier League this season.

Maguire is now fourth choice at United.
Harry Maguire needs to fight to get back into Ten Hag's good graces (Shutterstock)

He has become the fourth choice at Old Trafford with national teammate Luke Shaw preferred to him at centre-back.

However, despite the lack of game time, the former Leicester man continues to enjoy the favour and trust of his national team boss.

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Southgate has come under heavy criticism for his faith in the United defender. But he has now been forced to admit that it is a situation that can’t continue.

"Inevitably it's not a situation that can continue forever, "Southgate said according to a report from 90min.

England manager Gareth Southgate with Harry Maguire
England manager Gareth Southgate with Harry Maguire Southgate can't continue to defend Maguire's selection.

"It's like Kalvin Phillips, they are important players for us and with Kalvin, we haven't got many players who can play as that single [midfield] pivot."

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