“He’s having a bad moment” – Redknapp defends Maguire

Manchester United’s Harry Maguire was sent off against Denmark on Thursday as a torrid run of form continues for him.

The centre back received his first booking in the first five minutes of the UEFA Nations League Match at Wembley, before picking up a second after a poor tackle on Denmark’s Kasper Dolberg. 

Maguire shown a red card for a rash challenge on Kasper Dolberg

Denmark took the lead when Christian Eriksen converted from the spot minutes later. That goal proved enough to hand Denmark the win against the Three Lions.

Christian Eriksen celebrates with teammates after scoring a decisive penalty against England on Thursday.

With that red card, Maguire became the third player to be sent off for the England National team at Wembley after Paul Scholes in June 1999 and Steven Gerrard in September 2012.

However, Jamie Redknapp believes he [Maguire] is having a “bad moment” in his career and shouldn’t totally be blamed for his poor run of form. He urged fans to look at the bigger picture rather than criticize him for his performances as he struggles both on and off the field.

Jamie told Sky Sports: “It’s easy for us to sit here and rip him apart: ‘He’s having a nightmare, he’s conceding goals.

“He’s having a moment. He’s having a really bad moment in his career, he’s going to have to somehow pull himself together, he’s got to get back. Big weekend for him coming up for Manchester United.

“He’s got to get his confidence back because he’s a player really lacking confidence. There is a lot going on in his life and I think we sometimes forget that.

“When you go out on the football field you think everything is going to be right, but you can genuinely see he’s really struggling with his game at the moment.”

Maguire will hope to bounce back from his spell of poor run when Manchester United face Newcastle at the weekend.

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