Breaking: Southgate accuse Erik ten Hag of being unjust to Man United star
England national team coach, Gareth Southgate has openly slammed Manchester United manager, Erik Ten Hag over what he termed a “big agenda” against Harry Maguire.
According to Southgate, he has never seen a player ever to receive the treatment being meted to Maguire at Manchester United with the 29-year-old dropped from the United XI following the season-opening defeats to Brighton and Brentford.
United’s Dutch manager now prefers the combination of summer signing Lisandro Martinez and Varane in his central defense.
The decision to drop the England star appears to be paying off as Man United have won their last four games on the spin, including victories over Liverpool and Arsenal.
And Southgate received some backlashes following the inclusion of Maguire in the England squad, with the 29-year-old starting Friday’s Nations League clash against Italy.
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“But, for some reason there’s a big agenda with Harry Maguire and a big agenda against him,” Southgate told Channel 4.
“I’ve never known a player receive the sort of treatment that he has.
“He’s been a crucial part of us getting to a World Cup semi-final, he was named in the Team of the Tournament at the Euros.
“He knows what we think of him. He’s been, basically across that period, our most important defender.”