‘It’s for clicks’ – Maguire speaks on why he gets criticized

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire has said that the media criticizes him because they know writing  about him will generate “clicks”.

The United captain has faced a tough season, seeing himself benched by new United boss Erik ten Hag in recent weeks. Nevertheless, he was also selected  by Gareth Southgate for England’s 1-0 UEFA Nations League defeat to Italy on Friday night.

“I am not concerned about anyone and what people are saying, I think if people can make a story about me, I am Manchester United captain, it is going to make big news,” he told talkSPORT after the game.

And that is the reason they do it, they do it for the clicks, and things like that, but I went into the Euros after an eight-week injury, and did not play one game, and got into the team of the tournament. In terms of rustiness, and things like that, I am sure that won’t happen.”

ROME, ITALY – JULY 03: Harry Maguire of England celebrates after victory in the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Quarter-final match between Ukraine and England at Olimpico Stadium on July 03, 2021 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Ettore Ferrari – Pool/Getty Images)

Maguire has not played in the Premier League game for his club side in six weeks, but Southgate has repeatedly, and publicly, backed one of his trusted lieutenants. The England boss even claimed there was a “big agenda against” the United defender recently.

Meanwhile, Maguire has been supported by his international manager, Maguire will be anxious  to come back into his club side ahead of the World Cup. United’s first game back is against Manchester City in a crunch derby on October 2.

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