David Beckham 'contacts Harry Maguire to offer support' as private text revealed
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Harry Maguire has reportedly received messages of support from former England captain David Beckham following recent negativity.
The recent senior call-up to St. George's Park came despite not him starting for his club this season and further ruffled fans' feathers.
However, things went from bad to worse for the Manchester United man as he scored an own goal during England's 3-1 over Scotland on Tuesday.
As well as receiving an outpouring of hate from Three Lions fans, the defender was also mocked by Scotland supporters at Hampden Park.
Following the friendly, Southgate voiced his support for the centre-back, and stated that he had 'never known a player treated the way he is'.
Elsewhere, his mother Zoe Maguire issued a statement and slammed social media users for sending her son vitriol.
She took to Instagram and wrote: "I understand that in the football world, there are ups and downs, positives and negatives but what Harry receives has gone far beyond 'football'. For me seeing him go through what he's going through is not ok."
Following the 3-1 win and the outpouring of criticism in the past few days, Beckham has reportedly become the latest to pledge his support to Maguire.
According to The Sun, Beckham texted the defender and allegedly told him to 'keep his head up'.
A source also told the publication: "He knows what it’s like to be targeted. He got through it and is certain Harry can do the same.
"Getting a message from someone like Becks meant the world to Harry."
But Beckham isn't the only famous face to recently send the England star their well-wishes.
Spider-Man actor and Tottenham Hotspur fan Tom Holland recently said that he 'admires' Maguire for his perseverance.
Speaking to Sky Sports, the star said: "Look, I think being a professional athlete is incredibly tough, you're under pressure every time you step onto the field.
"I admire the fact he steps on there no matter what people are saying. He tries his best, he plays his best game. I think He's a great player, he's been a huge asset to England over the years."
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