Man Utd legend Ferdinand claims Maguire should've missed out on Euro2020

Posted Wednesday, June 02, 2021 by

Man Utd legend Ferdinand claims Maguire should've missed out on Euro2020

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand thinks Harry Maguire should not have been included in England's Euro2020 squad.

Maguire is battling an ankle injury which saw him miss out of United's Europa League final loss to Villarreal.

And Ferdinand believes the United skipper should be sitting out of the tournament if he is not 100 per cent fit.

"England needed another centre-back. This tells me he [Southgate] is definitely playing three at the back. Harry Maguire's not even fit, I wouldn't even take Maguire. You're not fit, you're not going to be fit for ages, it doesn't make sense," Ferdinand told FIVE.

"I've been in squads with players who haven't been fit and they don't perform when they're not themselves. It happened with Becks [David Beckham] and Wazza [Wayne Rooney]. As good as Maguire is, he's not a Becks or a Wazza.

"I don't think you should take someone who's not 100% fit. It's hard to come back and get into a rhythm.

"That narrative ends up taking over the squad and it becomes the conversation and a distraction. Do we really need that? It's pointless I think. Hopefully, he proves me wrong, I would love it if he did."

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