Gareth Southgate has explained why he included Manchester United star Harry Maguire in his World Cup squad, insisting that he’s one of the ‘best’ centre-backs.
Maguire may have endured widespread criticism from fans over his poor performances, but none of that has put off Southgate, who obviously rates him highly.
The former Leicester City defender has missed seven games this season as a result of a hamstring injury he suffered whilst on international duty.
Upon his return to full fitness, Maguire has managed two starts against West Ham United and Real Sociedad but was an unused substitute during United’s 3-1 defeat at Aston Villa last weekend.
Sancho has been far behind his best and has missed United’s last two games with an illness.