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Harry Maguire: England captain reminds critics of Euro 2020 displays

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The 29-year-old has come under fire for his recent performances at Manchester United.

Harry Maguire has insisted he doesn’t listen to critics as he’s aware of his position as Manchester United’s captain.

Maguire has fallen out of favour at Old Trafford since the arrival of Erik ten Hag this season. However, Gareth Southgate kept him in England’s starting lineup in their 1-0 defeat against Italy on Friday.

Speaking after the game, Maguire insisted he’s unfazed by the criticisms he receives.

 “I am all good, ready to play, I feel fit and fresh,” he told talkSPORT.

“On my form, I don’t know what has been said, I don’t really read about it. I came off the back of three positive games with England in the summer, and a good pre-season, I felt really good.

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“Obviously, [Ten Hag] decided to leave me out for a game, and [United] have been winning since.

“I am working hard on the training pitch to make sure I am ready for when my opportunity comes. That is all what I can do to try and help the team.

“I am not concentrating on anybody else 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.

“So, that is the reason they do it, they like 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.”

England suffered Nations League relegation after their defeat against Italy. The Three Lions will meet Germany in their last pre-World Cup friendly on Monday.