Roy Keane criticises Gareth Southgate for not consoling Harry Maguire. He was sent off after receiving two yellow cards against Denmark.
Roy Keane believes England boss Gareth Southgate missed a trick by not consoling Harry Maguire as he trudged off the pitch following his sending off against Denmark.
The Manchester United captain, who has endured a tough few months on and off the pitch, was given his marching orders for two yellow cards in the opening 31 minutes on Wednesday night.
England went on to lose 1-0 at Wembley and former United captain Keane says Southgate could have shown a softer side as a devastated Maguire walked past him down the tunnel.
When questioned about Southgate not consoling Maguire, Keane told ITV: ‘I think sometimes he [Gareth] knows Harry has had a tough time on and off the pitch, a pat on the back would have helped him.
‘That would have settled him from Gareth.’
Keane also said that returning to an under-performing United side, following two defeats out of their first three Premier League games, won’t help Maguire’s form either.
‘The only down side is for Maguire, he’s going back to a team not full of confidence,’ Keane added.
‘I’ve been in situations before when I was in a situation with brilliant characters, I felt the dressing room was the best in the world. He’s not going to get that, in that back four.
‘I wouldn’t be anywhere near those lads – I don’t see them as leaders.’
Credit: Daily Mail