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Simon Jordan jumps to the defense of Manchester United and England star Harry Maguire despite his mistakes in Germany


Simon Jordan had defended Manchester United captain Harry Maguire despite his two errors against Germany in the UEFA Nations League.

England drew 3-3 in a thrilling draw at Wembley on Monday night, their last game before the World Cup in Qatar.

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Maguire was at fault for two of Germany’s goals on Monday night

Maguire was at fault for two goals, the first being a late challenge against Bayern Munich teenager Jamal Musiala in the penalty area which resulted in a kick, which was confidently converted by IIkay Gundogan.

The 29-year-old Manchester United centre-back then fed the ball into midfield before his opponents’ second goal.

Germany broke away and Chelsea star Kai Havertz fired a fine shot from the edge of the England penalty area past Nick Pope.

But England fought back with Luke Shaw scoring his third international goal to make it 2-1, and Mason Mount equalising.

Harry Kane then converted from the penalty spot, scoring goal number 51 in a Three Lions shirt after Jude Bellingham was fouled by Nico Schlotterbeck.

Just when it looked like England could secure victory, however, Leroy Sane’s late shot was knocked down by Pope, and Havertz pounced fastest to drive the ball home to snatch the draw.

Maguire still has the backing of England boss Southgate and pundits

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Maguire still has the backing of England boss Southgate and pundits

Despite Maguire continuing in miserable form, talkSPORT host Jordan praised the out-of-form defender, with Stuart Pearce having also come to his defense previously.

“I thought Maguire was good,” Jordan said.

“Obviously the focus is on his mistakes, but he’s rusty and not playing games.

“The $64 million question is, do you play a center half in the position, when he’s out of shape?”

“I thought there were times when he was stepping in and his distribution was also good, at a time when England were moving the ball well.”

Maguire may have made mistakes but showed glimpses of his ability with the ball

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Maguire may have made mistakes but showed glimpses of his ability with the ball

Pearce told talkSPORT Breakfast: “I think the kid [Harry Maguire] has character.

“He’s been under the microscope for a bit over the last calendar year, potentially, I don’t know how long, I’m not a social media enthusiast.

“Yet he puts himself out there, and he keeps going, and he doesn’t sink.

“He got injured late in the game and he’s halfway through a German player. To not let down his teammates.

“Sometimes those are the individuals you want to fight with.”

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