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Neville says Maguire should follow his example at Man Utd to get back into shape


Man Utd legend Gary Neville speaks Credit: PA Images

Manchester United legend Gary Neville has urged Harry Maguire to see the club doctor on his return from international duty.

Maguire has endured a torrid season so far, starting just three games for the Red Devils while captaining the club, losing all three and becoming England’s punching bag even before their disastrous game against England. Germany on Monday.

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Maguire was at fault for two of Germany’s three goals at Wembley, knocking Jamal Musiala into the box to concede a penalty after offering him possession, then feeding the ball upfield before Kai Havertz’s fine finish after a counterattack.

The two clumsiness led to widespread calls for the centre-back to be dropped, increasing the pressure on him and manager Gareth Southgate with the World Cup on the horizon.

Southgate opened up in their post-match press conference about their reasons for choosing Maguire.

“I know everyone says he’s important to me, he’s important to us! It’s us. It’s not me,” said the England manager. “Why do we choose it? Because he is one of the players who gives us the best chance of winning.

“We should all want a Harry Maguire who plays consistently and confidently.

“That applies to quite a few players, but that’s where it all lands and that must be a tough space for him. But he’s showing great character.

Despite this “great character”, Neville urged Maguire to ask United for help, as he did when he was going through difficult times.

“I’ve been there,” Neville said, via Mirror. “Every player has done it. When I lost my confidence, I saw a psychologist to help me through those times. But you can’t do anything but show up, do your better and not give in.

“At some point his form will return. I would suggest he do what I did. I went to see my doctor at Manchester United. I went to see a psychologist. Sometimes you need outside help.

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