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(Video) Rio Ferdinand says Southgate should not have called up Maguire

Rio Ferdinand has expressed his worries over Harry Maguire’s inclusion in England’s final Euro 2020 squad. Maguire has been an injury doubt for the best part of a month and Ferdinand insists that the United skipper should not have been picked, despite his importance to the squad.

Maguire missed United’s last four games of the season with ankle ligament damage and was seen with crutches just a week before astonishingly making United’s 23-man squad for the Europa League final.

But the 28-year-old is one of Gareth Southgate’s most trusted players and has been selected in his final 26-man squad for the upcoming tournament.

“England needed another centre back. This tells me he [Southgate] is definitely playing three at the back,” Rio said on his FIVE YouTube channel.

“Harry Maguire’s not even fit, I wouldn’t even take Maguire. You’re not fit, you’re not going to be fit for ages, it doesn’t make sense.

“I’ve been in squads with players who haven’t been fit and they don’t perform when they’re not themselves. I don’t think you should take someone who’s not 100% fit. It’s hard to come back and get into a rhythm.”

England start their campaign against Croatia on June 13, with Maguire facing a race against time to prove his fitness.

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