Harry Maguire booed by fans: England players defend Maguire

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Harry Maguire booed by fans: Harry Maguire ‘BOOED’ by England fans during International friendly – Harry Kane has defended his under-fire England team-mate Harry Maguire after the defender was jeered by fans, describing the reception as “just not right”. Manchester United captain Maguire started Tuesday’s 3-0 win over Ivory Coast at Wembley, where goals from Ollie Watkins, Raheem Sterling and Tyrone Mings sealed victory for the hosts. His manager Gareth Southgate, Jordan Henderson and Harry Kane defended the player during their interviews and on social media. Follow InsideSport.IN for the latest football news.

Despite having been a key figure under Gareth Southgate, even earning a spot in the UEFA Team of the Tournament for his performances at Euro 2020, Maguire has become a target for the boos at his club and in international colours.

Harry Maguire booed by fans: Manchester United Captain ‘BOOED’ by England fans during International friendly but received full support from England manager and teammates

Harry Maguire booed by fans: Manchester United Captain ‘BOOED’ during International friendly

Southgate labelled the reaction “an absolute joke”, and Harry Kane took to Twitter on Wednesday to echo those sentiments, adding that Maguire had the full backing of his international team-mates.

“We’ve worked hard to rebuild our connection with England fans in the last few years so to hear Harry Maguire booed at Wembley before kick-off was just not right,” the Tottenham striker tweeted.

Harry Maguire booed by fans: Manchester United Captain 'BOOED' by England fans during International friendly but received full support from England manager and teammates
Harry Maguire booed by fans: Manchester United Captain ‘BOOED’ by England fans during International friendly but received full support from England manager and teammates

“The fact that he’s been brilliant on the pitch and given us all so many great memories makes it even harder to understand. He doesn’t deserve that reception. He’s got full support in the changing room and should have the same from every England fan.”

Harry Maguire booed by fans: Maguire receives full support from teammates and manager

Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson also offered his support to Maguire via social media. “I can’t get my head around what happened at Wembley tonight,” he wrote on Twitter. Harry Maguire has been a colossus for England. Without him, the progress made at the last two tournaments would not have been possible.​”

Harry Maguire booed by fans: Manchester United Captain 'BOOED' by England fans during International friendly but received full support from England manager and teammates
Harry Maguire booed by fans: Manchester United Captain ‘BOOED’ by England fans during International friendly but received full support from England manager and teammates

“To be booed at his home stadium, for no reason? What have we become? What happened tonight was just wrong. As someone who wants to win with England, I feel fortunate to share a dressing room with him. We all feel the same!”

Harry Maguire booed by fans: Manchester United Captain ‘BOOED’ by England fans during International friendly but received full support from England manager and teammates

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