Gareth Southgate hails Manchester United duo after England beat Italy
Posted by  badge Boss on Oct 18, 2023 - 07:23AM
Gareth Southgate felt Harry Maguire was ‘outstanding’ against Italy (Picture: Channel 4)

hailed duo and after England’s 3-1 win over Italy at Wembley on Tuesday night.

Both men were handed starts , with Rashford on the scoresheet.

given his lack of playing time at United and while he wants to see him appearing more regularly at club level, Southgate labelled his performance ‘outstanding’.

‘Ideally, we would have everyone playing regularly, but you can see Kalvin [Phillips] and Harry [Maguire] were both outstanding tonight,’ Southgate told Channel 4.

‘They are both important for us. They are up against really good players at their clubs.’

Maguire started from the off at Wembley (Picture: Getty)

but he also received praise from Southgate after finding the net in the victory over Italy.

‘Our front players worked unbelievably for the team. Marcus Rashford, I don’t know how much ground he covered today!’ Southgate added.

‘When your front players are doing that sort of work, it’s a brilliant sign for the team.’

Speaking more generally about England’s win, Southgate said: ‘We’re so hungry, so eager to learn, so together.

‘And you saw that in the performance tonight. We said before that mentality was the main thing. The performance was relentless tonight.’