Manchester United Youngster Comes to Passionate Defence of Embattled Defender Harry Maguire

Manchester United Youngster Comes to Passionate Defence of Embattled Defender Harry Maguire

  • Brandon Williams maintains Harry Maguire remains a top player despite the defender’s woes at Manchester United
  • Maguire has been benched by Erik Ten Hag over the Red Devils’ last couple of games
  • Despite his woes, the defender was still selected in the latest England squad

Manchester United’s Brandon Williams has come out with a passionate defence of Harry Maguire amid the defender’s struggles at Old Trafford.

Since United suffered a 4-0 humbling at the hands of Brentford, Maguire has been relegated to the bench by Erik Ten Hag, who prefers summer signing Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane.

Williams appeared in a recent interview with The Sportsman where he was asked how his teammate Maguire was coping at Manchester United.

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Harry Maguire during the UEFA Europa League group E match between Manchester United and Real Sociedad at Old Trafford. Photo by Jose Breton.
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What ensued was an interesting statement from Williams, who spent last season on loan at Norwich City as he fiercely defender the embattled Maguire.

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"People don’t listen to the outside world. Harry [Maguire] will go into training a hundred per cent every day. Harry will give, whether he’s starting the game, whether he’s not starting the game, one hundred per cent.
"We don't care about the outside world because like I said, the only thing that matters is the opinions on the inside. The opinions on the inside mean the most important.
"If you’re doing well in training, who’s some little idiot sat on Twitter that’s going to tell you that you shouldn’t be starting a game. Who is he? I don't get it. I genuinely don’t get it. Harry is a top fella, top captain, top player."

The 22-year-old went on to tip Maguire to have an overall great career.

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Maguire was selected for England’s final squad before the World Cup, despite limited game time at Manchester United in recent weeks.

His selection now means he is eligible for selection for the Nations League games against Italy and Germany during the international break.

Cristiano Ronaldo makes U turn on international retirement

In other news, Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo is not quite done with international football as the 37-year-old has disclosed plans to keep going after the World Cup in Qatar.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has an eye on the 2024 Euros a tournament that will take place when he is 39.

He is currently on international duty with Portugal, and on Tuesday, September 20, he was presented with an award at the Quinas de Ouro ceremony.

In his speech, Ronaldo expressed his desire to still guide the national team to more glory after winning the Euro 2016.

Source: Sports Brief News