Former Liverpool midfielder turned Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp has leapt to the defence of Manchester United’s and England’s Harry Maguire after the defender continues on a poor run of form.
Maguire, 27, joined United from Leicester City during the summer of 2019 in a move which costs the Reds an eye-watering £78.3m, as per TransferMarkt.
However, despite featuring in every Premier League game last season a recent string of poor performances have led United’s captain to come under intense criticism with the Englishman’s latest mishap coming last night whilst on international duty.
Maguire was sent off for a poorly timed challenge on Denmark’s Kasper Dolberg during the first-half of England’s Nations League tie.
In light of Maguire’s sending off, pundit Redknapp has leapt to the Englishman’s defence admitting that Maguire’s on-field struggles could be a result of his mental state.
Maguire endured a stressful summer after being arrested whilst on holiday in Greece after a brawl broke out between groups of holidaymakers, as per BBC Sport.
The 27-year-old faced an almost instant trial and was found guilty on three charges of bribery, assault and resisting arrest, however, after a successfully lodged appeal, the Englishman has been awarded a full-retrial which is scheduled to take place next year, as per Independent.
Redknapp was quick to remind fans who may be criticising Maguire that we as individuals have no idea what may be going through Maguire’s head and shouldn’t be so quick to judge.
🗣”We are all very quick to judge, there will be people ripping him apart on social media, but you don’t know how somebody feels when they go on the field”
Jamie Redknapp coming to the defence of Harry Maguire last night with some great points pic.twitter.com/gCIVhTcJju
— Football Daily (@footballdaily) October 15, 2020