Harry Maguire Encouraged to See a Doctor by Gary Neville After Terrible Performance for England

Harry Maguire Encouraged to See a Doctor by Gary Neville After Terrible Performance for England

  • Gary Neville has urged Harry Maguire to see a doctor to help him prevail over some of the setbacks resulting from his poor form
  • Maguire was targeted on social media after his mistakes allowed Germany to score two goals against England
  • Neville said that he understands what the defender is going through, and seeking external help may be good

England and Manchester United defender Harry Maguire has been told to go see a psychologist following a horror show for England against Germany early this week.

Former United captain Gary Neville has told the defender that he understands what he is going through and that seeing a doctor will help him overcome the backlash he experienced after that performance.

Harry Maguire, Gary Neville, England, Manchester United, Premier League, 2022 World Cup
Both Gary Neville and Harry Maguire have captained Manchester United. Photos by Joe Prior and Harriet Lander
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Neville feels Maguire is a good player, and his form will eventually return, but he'll need some help mentally after a few miserable months for both club and country, according to the Mirror.

The current United captain was at fault for Germany's two goals, which is evidence that he hasn't gotten out of the rut that has seen him drop to the bench at Old Trafford.

Neville asks Maguire to seek external help

The Sky Sports pundit feels his experiences as a player resonate well with Maguire. He asked the 29-year-old to continue fighting and try to get better mentally and on the field.

I've been there. Every player has. When I lost my confidence, I saw a psychologist to help me through those moments. But there's nothing you can do other than show up, try your best and not give in.
"At some point, his form will return. I would suggest he does what I did. I did go and see my doctor at Manchester United. I did go and see a psychologist. You do need external help at times."

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The former Leicester City man has endured a torrid time on the pitch since the season kicked off. He started United's first two league games but was immediately dropped and has never started another Premier League game.

Southgate back Maguire for the World Cup

Sports Brief earlier reported that England manager Gareth Southgate admitted Maguire needs regular football at the club level to improve his conditioning ahead of the World Cup in November.

Southgate strongly hinted that the towering center-back will start for the Three Lions in Qatar because of his versatility and experience on the biggest stage.

Source: SportsBrief.com