HARRY MAGUIRE was spotted limping out of Wembley Stadium last night in a potential injury blow for Manchester United.
Harry Maguire endured a night to forget for the Three LionsCredit: Reuters
Maguire, 29, has received huge criticism for his latest performance, and may have added injury to insult along the way.
He has been out of the Red Devils side of late, but an injury would still present boss Erik ten Hag with an unwanted headache amid such a busy run of fixtures to come.
United will play NINE matches in October, and Ten Hag will surely have to lean on his squad.
Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane are currently the Red Devils’ first choice duo, while Victor Lindelof also remains in the mix.
After last night’s match, Maguire took to Instagram to apologise for his gaffes.
He wrote: “Mistakes are part of the game, I apologise.
“Great fight back and spirit to get us back into the game by the lads.
“Take the positives and look forward to Qatar. The tough times will make us stronger.”
Despite Maguire’s difficult evening, Gareth Southgate again vowed to keep faith with his defender.
The 52-year-old said: “I know everybody will focus on Harry Maguire. That is always going to raise debate.
“In these moments, we have to back our best and most experienced players unless we are in a situation where it is almost untenable and impossible to pick them.
“I have to accept there will be huge amounts of noise around individual selections but if I am going to be wishy-washy and change my mind, then it is pointless of me doing it.”
Maguire’s Man United team-mate Luke Shaw, who got on the scoresheet last night, added: “I will be honest, it is a tough period at the moment.
“Of course Harry is an amazing player, an amazing character. He has taken a lot of stick, probably more than I have ever seen before in football but he never hides away, he is always there.
“You can have people that can hide away and not want to be in the spotlight but he keeps putting himself in the spotlight and it shows the strength and character he has got because, come on, everyone knows that he is an unbelievable player.”
Shaw then continued: “At the moment the confidence might not be there because it might feel like the whole world is against him, it is tough for him but us as players, staff we are all behind him because he is a very important player and it shows Gareth’s trust that he has played in both games.”
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