Gareth Southgate decided to call Harry Maguire for the next England matches. Many are surprised by this, given that Maguire has not played much this season. United legend Paul Scholes believes Maguire still deserved the call-up.
“I know Gareth has made a point of saying players need to be playing, but that can’t always happen,” Scholes told BT Sport, as quoted by eurosport.com
“I think Harry Maguire has been really good for him over the last couple of years.
He’s been reliable, and sometimes you just go with what you know.
Harry’s in a difficult position, not playing games, we know that. But I think his attitude, saying it doesn’t matter if I’m not playing, it’s my job to make the club as successful as it can be, I think Gareth sees that in the England situation as well.
He plays all the time for England and it’s a good thing.
It’s good for Man United as well because he’ll go away and get a couple of games and hopefully that will bode well for the future for United”.
Harry Maguire talks about his minutes
After last night's match, Maguire talked about why he doesn't get a chance.
He did not want to comment on the coach's decision and believes that he is doing his best. "Listen, I work hard at training and that's all you can do,” Maguire said
“It's not been too long since my last game, it was only a couple of weeks ago.
And I've started five or six games since the World Cup. For him, the most important thing is that he wants to help the team. "Obviously I want to play more and start more but I'm doing my part on and off the field. I have an important role at this club and every day I try and make this club succeed whether I'm playing or not."