HARRY MAGUIRE has been been flooded with messages of support from his England colleagues after being booed at Wembley.
Maguire’s name was booed when it was read out at Wembley before friendly against Ivory Coast, with the defender also jeered upon his first few touches of the ballCredit: Getty
Carragher though has backed the defender to “shut people up” by first of all turning things around on the pitch.
He wrote on Twitter: “Harry’s biggest problem is not England fans, it’s his performances & future at Man Utd.
“He’s not the first person to be booed by a few [clown emoji] & won’t be the last so get on with it! Show some character, perform well & shut people up!!”
Adding in his Telegraph column, Carragher referenced former England stars who had also been booed on national team duty, but hit back with “world-class” performances at club level.
Maguire on the other hand has struggled all season at Old Trafford.
“The difference with them is the more criticism they took playing for their country, the more their club supporters loved them.
“There is a partisanship among England fans which means players of certain clubs are seen as fair game.
“Barnes, Beckham and Rooney found sanctuary at their club and made the critics look foolish with world-class performances. There is no such comfort for Maguire.”
His woes on the pitch have coincided with Ronaldo’s emotional homecoming to Old Trafford.
And Carragher concluded: “Maguire’s difficulty in turning it around at Old Trafford is his lack of authority in the United dressing room.
“Since last summer, Maguire has been looking over his shoulder amid a debate as to whether he or Cristiano Ronaldo should be captain.
“Rather than reassert his leadership, he has fallen short. That has affected his performances.”