Harry Maguire has enjoyed a stellar tournament for England despite missing the opening two games with an ankle injury. The 28-year-old was drafted back into his side for their final group game but returned like he hadn’t missed a game.
Maguire was in fine form last season for Manchester United but saw his campaign cut short after suffering damage to his ankle ligaments in May, casting doubt over his involvement this summer.
But after recovering from the injury, the defender has impressed this summer and has now been praised by Jamie Carragher as one of the players of the tournament.
“Normally the player of the tournament comes from the nation who wins the tournament,” Carragher told Sky Sports. “There are a few players in the England team but I think Harry Maguire has been a huge influence since he came back.”
It’s enormous praise for a player who looked down and out at the start of the season, with off-the-pitch incidents blighting the lead-up to Maguire’s second campaign at Old Trafford.
England are set to take on Italy in the final on Sunday, with Harry Maguire expected to start alongside his Manchester United teammate Luke Shaw.