Southgate sends brutal warning to Man United flop over England future

Southgate sends brutal warning to Man United flop over England future

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 13:19 - 25.05.2023

England boss Gareth Southgate has said Harry Maguire's lack of game time at Manchester United could cost him his place in the Three Lions squad.

Harry Maguire has endured a torrid season for Manchester United, making just 15 Premier League appearances for the club. 

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Southgate running out of patience with Maguire

Southgate has repeatedly supported Maguire and picked him at international level, but he admits his current situation cannot go on if he wants to continue being selected. 

He said: “Inevitably it’s not a situation that can continue forever.

 “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 pivot. 

“Of course the longer that situation goes on the more concerning it is and we’ve got, in Marc Guehi, Lewis Dunk, Tyrone Mings, players who are playing well without the same experiences of club European football or international football. 

“But we’ve got to keep searching for competition in that area of the pitch.”

England go up against Malta at the Ta’ Qali National Stadium on June 16 and North Macedonia at Old Trafford on June 19.

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