Nations League Southgate slams Erik ten Hag over Man United star. Gareth Southgate, the manager of the England national team, criticized Erik ten Hag, the manager of Manchester United, for having a “huge agenda” against Harry Maguire. The 29-year-old was cut from the United XI following the season-opening losses to Brighton and Brentford, and Southgate claimed that he had never seen a player abused in the manner that Maguire is being treated at Manchester United.
In his center defense, United’s Dutch boss now favours the pairing of Varane and summer acquisition Lisandro Martinez.
Man United has won four straight games, including triumphs against Liverpool and Arsenal, suggesting that the decision to bench the England star has been successful.
In addition, Maguire’s selection in the England team and his start against Italy in the Nations League match on Friday drew criticism for Southgate.
Southgate said Channel 4, “But, for some reason, there’s a tremendous agenda with Harry Maguire and a big agenda against him.”
“I have never seen a player treated as he has been treated.
“He was chosen to the Team of the Tournament at the Euros, and he has been an essential part of us reaching a World Cup semifinal.
“He is aware of our opinions about him. He has essentially been our most significant defender at that time.