- Giorgio Chiellini has defended Manchester United defender Harry Maguire following heavy criticism from fans and pundits
- The Euro 2020 winner said that fans and the team ask so much from him, and he feels sad about his situation
- Maguire has experienced a difficult few months after dire showings on the pitch, which has seen him drop to the bench
Manchester United defender Harry Maguire has attracted sympathy from some quarters in the footballing world, with Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini expressing his pity for the defender.
Maguire has had a torrid last few months, a situation that hasn't been helped by another poor start to the season.
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Chiellini comes to Maguire's defence
According to The Sun, Chiellini has offered his support to fellow centre-back Maguire. He has endured months of abuse and criticism because of his performances in the Red Devils shirt.
The United defender was recently dropped from the starting XI after disappointing performances in the team's first few games of the season. Chiellini said that he is saddened by Maguire's situation.
I am sad for Maguire’s situation because he is a good player.
They require too much of him. Just because they paid £80 million for him, he has to be the best in the world every match? It’s not right.
The Euro 2020 winner has lots of experience at the top level and understands that although he is not Rio Ferdinand, he is still a solid footballer.
Him and Stones are a good duo. OK, Maguire maybe is not Rio Ferdinand but he’s good enough.
As England prepares to play at the World Cup in Qatar, the Juventus legend feels that the ongoing situation with Maguire at his club is not good for both parties.
If you want to win the World Cup it’s impossible to do it with some problems in the key players, and for sure Maguire is one of the key players of the team.
The towering centre-back received a bomb threat at his house in April, but police confirmed it was a hoax. The defender has become the scapegoat for United's disappointing performances on the pitch but told United fans there's a line that shouldn't be crossed.
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