Former participant grew to alter into pundit Darren Zigzag has slammed Gareth Southgate for his formulation to proceed playing Harry Maguire whatever the defender struggling for minutes at membership level.
Final evening’s world pleasant in opposition to Scotland noticed England bustle out resounding 3-1 winners.
Nevertheless, regardless of failing to originate the game, Maguire, 30, silent managed to catch his blueprint into the carrying headlines.
Substituted on in remark of Marc Guehi for the game’s remaining half-hour when England were 2-0 up, Manchester United’s quantity five transformed an unfortunate possess-purpose.
And although Southgate became as soon as snappy to publicly shield his first-different centre-support, Zigzag believes the blame for final evening’s backlash lies completely with the England manager.
“The Maguire downside – I blame Southgate,” Zigzag mentioned on talkSPORT.
“Gareth Southgate is the one talking and saying ‘we want to guard him’ – there became as soon as no need whatsoever to connect him available in the market final evening.
“[…] What are you attempting forward to? – The individual hasn’t played any minutes…”
Hear in elephantine to what the former Sunderland striker had to declare below.
“There became as soon as no need whatsoever to connect Maguire available in the market final evening, what were you attempting forward to?” ?
“Gareth Southgate is responsible for all this banter that is been thrown in the direction of Maguire!” ?
Darren Zigzag slams Gareth Southgate for bringing on #MUFC Harry Maguire in opposition to Scotland! pic.twitter.com/2IIbiIWQCI
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) September 13, 2023