World Cup 2022: Premier League Legend Warns England Boss Southgate Against Playing Man United Star in Qatar

World Cup 2022: Premier League Legend Warns England Boss Southgate Against Playing Man United Star in Qatar

  • Manchester United defender Harry Maguire is among 26 players included in England's squad for the World Cup
  • Maguire's inclusion in the team came at a time he has been frozen out of Man United's starting XI by Erik ten Hag
  • Newcastle United icon Alan Shearer contends the centre-back's lack of playing time should deny him a starting spot in England's World Cup campaign

Premier League legend Alan Shearer has sent England boss Gareth Southgate a fiery warning about Man United skipper Harry Maguire.

Maguire is part of England's 26-man squad heading to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup.

The embattled centre-back was included in the team named by Southgate on Thursday, November 10, for the upcoming tournament.

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Harry Maguire looks dejected after the UEFA Nations League League A Group 3 match between Italy and England at San Siro. Photo by Sportinfoto.
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His inclusion was somewhat of a surprise to many, especially considering his lack of game time in recent weeks with the Red Devils.

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Shearer warns Southgate about Maguire

Newcastle United icon Shearer has now voiced concerns about Maguire's role in the team ahead of the global showpiece.

After Southgate unveiled his squad for the tournament, the legendary striker claimed it would be a 'huge gamble' for the centre-back to start for England at the World Cup.

According to the ex-EPL star, Maguire's lack of regular football at Old Trafford means that he shouldn't start at the World Cup.

"If you're not playing club football, it's a huge, huge gamble and a huge ask of the individual to be thrown into a World Cup, the biggest tournament ever, without having any games behind you," Shearer told Sky Bet via Daily Mail.

Qatar World Cup stadiums

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Sports Brief had earlier reported that eight venues would play host to the 64 matches to be played during the 2022 edition of the World Cup in Qatar.

The tournament is set reported that eight venues would play host to the 64 matches to be played during the 2022 edition of the World Cup in Qatar.

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that eight venues would play host to the 64 matches to be played during the 2022 edition of the World Cup in Qatar. understood to have started back in November 2015 in readiness for the prestigious tournament.

Source: Sports Brief News