Maguire impressed for England against Iran
It has been stated by Jordan Pickford that Harry Maguire, who plays for Manchester United, is able to take criticism very well because he is mentally strong.
This season in the Premier League, Maguire has only started three games for United, where he is currently the fourth-choice center back for the club. Erik ten Hag has shown a preference for starting Lisandro Martinez and Raphael Varane, but when Raphael Varane is unavailable, Erik ten Hag has a tendency to favor Victor Lindelof.
Despite the fact that Maguire has not been a consistent starter for his club team in the Premier League, he was selected to represent England at the World Cup in Qatar.
Maguire has received unwavering support from Gareth Southgate throughout his tenure as manager of the Three Lions. Southgate gave Maguire the starting position in the Three Lions' opening World Cup game against Iran, and the center back assisted Bukayo Saka on the team's first goal before halftime.
When Maguire attempted to put the ball in the back of the net with a powerful header in the first half, he was only inches away from hitting the crossbar instead.
After having to endure intense criticism over the past 18 months due to a poor 2021-22 season with United, the United captain received praise for his performance in the match against Iran. This praise came after the captain had to deal with criticism for his play during the previous season.
A significant portion of the criticism that Maguire has received, according to Pickford, is unjustified. Maguire plays for England.
Being criticized is an inevitable part of being a football player because football is a sport in which everyone participates "During England's press conference on Wednesday, Pickford made the statement. "But of course, he deserves a great deal more respect, despite the fact that Harry is mentally tough and copes with criticism extremely well.
"It seems a little unfair to me, but his play on the field demonstrates why he has so many caps for England and why he is the captain of Man United.
"Harry has done unbelievable. There was a pass that Iran used to score their first goal, then he provided an assist on their second goal, and he possibly could have gotten us a penalty. My relationship with Harry is very strong and healthy. The vast majority of my caps have been accomplished while Harry has been playing in front of me.
"We are able to accomplish a lot when we cooperate. Since Harry has been playing defense for us, our defensive record has gotten even better, and he is having a fantastic season overall.