‘I feel sorry for him… you can see he is genuinely struggling with his game at the moment’: Jamie Redknapp says Harry Maguire is ‘lacking confidence’ as Manchester United captain’s woes continued with red card against Denmark
- Jamie Redknapp revealed he ‘feels sorry’ for Harry Maguire after his red card
- The Manchester United captain was sent off for a reckless challenge at Wembley
- Sky Sports pundit Redknapp said the £85m man is ‘having a moment’
- Maguire has had a poor start to the season for both his club and country
Jamie Redknapp has revealed he ‘feels sorry’ for Harry Maguire after the Manchester United captain was sent off for England against Denmark, as the Sky Sports pundit added the defender is ‘having a moment’.
England boss Gareth Southgate named the £85m defender in his starting eleven for the UEFA Nations League tie with Denmark, following on from his display in the 2-1 win over Belgium on Sunday.
But Maguire was sent for an early bath in the first half after committing two clumsy challenges on Kasper Dolberg, with referee Jesus Manzano brandishing a second yellow and reducing England to ten men.
Jamie Redknapp says he ‘feels sorry’ for Harry Maguire as his turbulent season continued
The £85m defender was dismissed for a reckless challenge on Kasper Dolberg at Wembley
It piles more misery on the former Leicester man, who was in the centre of a media storm in the post-season following his arrest in Mykonos, Greece.
His off-field turmoil has seemingly carried into the 2020-21 campaign, with his form dipping with the Red Devils, having featured in the 6-1 hammering to Spurs before the international break.
Redknapp said that he ‘feels sorry’ for Maguire and was reluctant to criticise a player ‘lacking confidence’ during a troublesome time in his career.
‘I feel sorry for him,’ Redknapp said at half time. ‘It would be easy to rip him apart. He’s having a moment.
The dismissal further extends Maguire’s torrid start to the 2020-21 campaign on the pitch
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp said he ‘feels sorry’ for Maguire, who is having a ‘moment’
‘He’s having a really bad moment in his career that he is somehow going to have to pull himself together and he’s got a big weekend coming up for him for Manchester United and he’s got to get his confidence back because he is a player really lacking confidence.
‘There is a lot going on in his life. I think sometimes we forget that. You can genuinely see he is really struggling with his game at the moment.’
Meanwhile, United icon Gary Neville said that Maguire’s nightmare display on Wednesday was a reflection of his start to the season thus far.
‘It sums up his last four to six weeks,’ Neville said on Sky Sports. ‘Terrible time for him.
United icon Neville said the dismissal ‘sums up his last four to six weeks’ on commentary
I thought he was lucky with the first challenge. In between a yellow and a red. That one was scruffy play from him. That touch, really slack. And the follow through as well.
‘He made one mistake, don’t make the second. The touch lets him down and that follow through. He’s got nowhere to go with it, the Spanish referee.’
Shortly after Maguire’s dismissal, England conceded to the visitors, with Christian Eriksen slotting home a penalty after Manzano deemed that Kyle Walker had committed a foul in the 18-yard box.
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