Newcastle boss, Steve Bruce, has called for Harry Maguire to be given more game time to allow him overcome the turbulent period he is currently passing through.
The Manchester United captain has come under scrutiny, after making a poor start to the season, with many calling for him to be dropped.
Maguire was also sent off for a reckless challenge during England’s UEFA Nations League match against Denmark, and pressure has intensified on the 27 year old.
But Bruce, who used to be a United captain and centre back himself, believes the best way to handle the situation is to allow Maguire play.
He said: “He’s your captain. The only way you can get out of these situations, when things are against you, is to play.
“I know the type of person Harry is, a genuinely good pro and good lad. It’s the first time in four or five years he’s had a bit of a blip. He’s had a wonderful rise, from Hull to Leicester to captain of Man United.
“But the one thing you need to do is encourage him, and keep playing him. That way, he can play his way out of it. He needs a steady weekend to get him up and running again. Because underneath of all of it, you never lose your ability.”
It’s good to see Maguire enjoy support from an opposition manager, especially when it’s the same man that coached him at Hull, between 2014 and 2017, and we hope he can bet back to his best.