- Maguire lost his place in the Man United back line after 4-0 Brentford loss
- Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane have since formed a strong partnership
- But Maguire has been told by Southgate his England place remains secure
- That will come as a relief with the Qatar World Cup approaching in November
- Maguire will expect to be involved in upcoming pair of Nations League games
Gareth Southgate ‘has measured Harry Maguire his England place isn’t under threat’ despite Erik ten Hag dropping him from Manchester United’s side.
The United captain started their first two Premier League games of the season but lost his place to Lisandro Martinez after the 4-0 loss at Brentford.
Summer arrival Martinez and Raphael Varane have since formed a solid central defensive partnership as United have won their three subsequent games.
has left Maguire warming the bench and facing an uphill battle to win his place back, hardly ideal with the World Cup in November fast approaching
However, according to The Sun, England manager Southgate has already contacted the 29-year-old and told him his place won’t be affected by a lack of game time for his club.
They report that in Southgate’s view, Maguire has plenty of credit in the bank from his 46 previous England appearances and that he will be part of his plans for Qatar.
Maguire is likely to be called up by Ten Hag sooner or later given United begin their UEFA Europa League campaign against Real Sociedad on Thursday, meaning a more intense schedule.