Manchester United skipper Harry Maguire receives Gareth Southgate’s full support after his red card inspired Denmark to a 1-0 win over England.
Maguire put out what was said to be his worst ever England’s performance against the Danes and was given the marching order midway through the first half after a poor tackle on Dolberg. Maguire’s red would see the Three Lions go on to lose the game following Christian Eriksen’s superb effort from the penalty spot.
The 26-year-old defender was also followed by Chelsea’s right-back, Recce James, who bad-mouthed referee Jesus Manzano after the final whistle.
Harry Maguire, who has been criticised a lot for his disappointing performances for Manchester United this season, receives fresh criticisms from fans and pundits for his challenge that led to his dismissal.
And Southgate has explained Maguire’s tackles led to his dismissal and revealed why the Man United captain should be supported in full.
“He’s a great player and massive part of what we do. He’s got a lot sticks thrown his way, he’s got our full support.
“He just needs the reassurance that we have total belief in him. He’s had to deal with all sorts, and from some people who should know better.
“He knows he will be criticised for this – to go down to 10 men is costly for the team. It threw a lot of plans out the window, frankly.
“When you’re a bit older you can rationalise it, and move forward from it. He’s experiencing it from the first time really.
“He’s had setbacks but his profile has changed in the last couple of years because of the club he plays for and the success he’s had with us. He’s got to keep going and the tide will turn.”
Harry Maguire will return to Manchester United on Thursday ahead of United’s trip to St James’ Park on Saturday to take on Newcastle United.
Many fans have since demanded Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to strip off the captaincy armband from Maguire after the ex-Leicester City defender failed to stand up for Anthony Martial’s red card vs Tottenham.