But Gareth Southgate insisted he couldn’t understand anyone criticising the defender, and claimed the criticism was unacceptable. He said: “I thought the reception was a joke, an absolute joke What he’s done for us, the way he’s performed for England has been phenomenal. I don’t get it.
“We’re either all in this together or we’re not. He’s in an England shirt, not only should you support a player in an England shirt regardless, but when he’s played at the level he has and put in the performances for us that he has, it should be total commitment behind him.
“I don’t get that at all. For his performance, pretty faultless really, he stepped out from the back well, he was involved in the second as well. We’re a team, we’re totally united, we recognise everyone has difficult moments, but he’s a top player and he’ll come through it.”
Maguire will now return to Carrington later this week preparing for Man United’s next Premier League fixture against his former club Leicester on Saturday. It remains to be seen, however, whether Rangnick will be counting on the central defender for his starting XI.