- Defender’s lack of game time at Manchester United ‘concerning’
- Southgate unhappy over Ivan Toney’s punishment
Gareth Southgate has admitted his loyalty to Harry Maguire will be difficult to maintain if the England defender continues to remain on the sidelines at Manchester United.
England’s manager, who has omitted Raheem Sterling for next month’s Euro 2024 qualifiers against Malta and North Macedonia, described Maguire’s situation as “concerning”. The defender has effectively been relegated to fifth-choice centre-back at United this season and Southgate, who also challenged the terms of Ivan Toney’s eight-month ban for a breach of the Football Association’s betting rules, made it sound as if the 30-year-old’s place could depend on him moving this summer.
Written by Jacob Steinberg
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/may/24/harry-maguires-england-squad-gareth-southgate-euro-2024 under the title “Harry Maguire’s place in England squad under threat, admits Gareth Southgate”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.