Man United captain Harry Maguire defended by pundit after development 'you don't like to see'
Kevin Phillips has hit out at the fans who booed Man United captain Harry Maguire while on England duty.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Sunderland and England striker insisted “it is not right” for supporters to act in such a way and urged the culprits to support their players and keep their opinions to themselves.
Maguire was booed by some fans at Wembley on Tuesday night despite England beating Cote d’Ivoire 3-0 in a friendly.
As quoted by the Mirror (30 March), Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson hit out at such supporters’ actions and labelled them as “just wrong.”
Phillips launched a staunch defence of Maguire and suggested his commitment can never be questioned.
“I didn’t like what I heard,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs.
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“He doesn’t deserve to be booed. Whenever he pulls on an England or a United shirt he gives it all. He is a very committed player who wants to win.
“Why would you boo him? Whatever you think, you get behind your players. You don’t like to hear it or see it. I definitely wouldn’t support it.
“We have got to get out of the habit of doing that. When the lads pull on the England shirt, we want them to win. It is not right. For me, I don’t want to see it.”
Maguire is one of a number of Man United players who have struggled this season.
The centre-half has made 32 appearances across all competitions.