Manchester United captain Harry Maguire made mistakes which led to England going 2-0 down against Germany at Wembley last night.
Maguire has dropped out of Erik ten Hag’s first choice team but Gareth Southgate has shown faith in him by picking him for England’s last two matches.
But the defender endured a nightmare evening. First, he conceded possession deep in England’s half before scything down Jamal Musiala for an obvious penalty.
Then, he dawdled on the ball, getting robbed before Germany went down the other end to make it 2-0 via a Kai Havertz curler.
After the game, Maguire took to Instagram to apologise for his mistakes, as England came back to go 3-2 up before a Nick Pope error allowed Havertz to make it 3-3.
Rice and Grealish react to Maguire mistakes vs Germany
Former United defender Phil Neville was among the messages of support in the replies after another difficult night for Maguire.
Jack Grealish, who will be aiming to line up against United in Sunday’s Manchester derby, also offered his backing to Maguire.
Declan Rice, who has been extensively linked with United in recent years and the anchorman made his feelings clear with a comment.
Maguire’s performance last night is hardly going to have Ten Hag scrambling to put the defender back into his first-choice starting XI.
That, combined with last night’s errors, mean that his international future is really coming to the crunch ahead of the World Cup.
Southgate could keep showing faith in the defender, but his form and confidence looks shattered right now and has done for an extended period.
Maguire got a chance to show what he can do last night and offered up two high-profile blunders leading to goals as his season went from bad to worse.