Nemanja Matic has sent a supportive message to his former Manchester United teammate Harry Maguire.

Maguire has been impressing at World Cup 2022, keeping two clean sheets in three games for England, and also providing an assist.

Following his latest display in England’s 3-0 win over Wales, Maguire’s former United colleague Nemanja Matic reached out to congratulate him on his performances.

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Matic’s message followed words of encouragement from United striker coach Benni McCarthy.

With just a short message, Matic’s words convey how happy he is to see Maguire doing well, amid a difficult past 12 months.

Matic will have witnessed first-hand the pressure Maguire has felt at United, which comes with the territory of captaining the club.

His place at United is no longer secure, with new signing Lisandro Martinez usurping him. At time Maguire has fallen as low as fourth choice.

For England, Maguire is an undisputed starter along with John Stones. His displays in Qatar have shown why Gareth Southgate has kept faith with him.

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Matic is not part of Serbia’s World Cup squad after retiring from international football in 2020.

This past summer he left United as a free agent and signed with Roma, rejoining manager Jose Mourinho for a third time, and former teammate Chris Smalling.

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