Maguire send messages to fans after England Euro2020 win

Harry Maguire has congratulated England on the team’s opening Euro 2020 win.

Maguire sat the game out due to injury as England beat Croatia 1-0.

He is still dealing with the ankle injury sustained in Manchester United’s win over Aston Villa last month.

Maguire did train in full for England last week but he is being saved for later in the tournament. He was seen celebrating at full-time with pal, City defender John Stones.

England did not need him, keeping a clean sheet against Croatia at Wembley. Raheem Sterling scored a second half winner for the Three Lions.

None of Manchester United’s England quartet started the match, with Maguire among those left out at Wembley.

Luke Shaw was surprisingly overlooked at left-back for Kieran Trippier. This was a decision which raised many eyebrows before the game, but the clean sheet showed this was not necessarily an error on Gareth Southgate’s part. Dean Henderson was also an unused substitute.

Marcus Rashford was a second half substitute and their was a huge applause from the 22,000 strong Wembley crowd as he was brought on in the 71st minute in place of Phil Foden.

Rashford gave England fresh energy on a hot afternoon at Wembley and the team were able to see the game out and record an early win.

This was the first time England had won an opening game at the European Championships in 10 attempts.

Next up on England’s fixture list is Scotland on Friday. They kick off their tournament against Czech Republic tomorrow.

Harry Maguire has a chance of getting back for the Scotland match, but most likely he will be on the bench again and saved potentially for the final game against Czech Republic.

England’s defence coped well without him and a win against Scotland would seal qualification, allowing for some rotation, and for Maguire to ease back in during the third group game.

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