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·27 September 2022

Southgate: Man Utd captain Maguire important to England World Cup chances

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England coach Gareth Southgate has defended the selection of Manchester United captain Harry Maguire after Monday's 3-3 draw with Germany.

The centre-back, who started against Germany, gave away a penalty for the visitors' opener and was dispossessed in the move that led to their second goal.

"I know everybody says he's important to me, he's important to us," Southgate said. "It's us, it's not me.

"Why do we pick him? Because he's one of the players who gives us the best chance of winning.

"So, really, we should all be wanting a Harry Maguire that's playing regularly and playing with confidence.

"That applies to, of course, quite a few players but he's the one that everything lands on, which must be a tough space for him, really, but he's showing tremendous character."

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