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Harry Maguire turned into the best player in the world in England training, fans can't believe it

Josh Lawless

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Harry Maguire turned into the best player in the world in England training, fans can't believe it

Harry Maguire turned into the best player in the world for five seconds in England training and fans were stunned by what they saw.

Despite losing his place in the Manchester United side, Maguire has been included in Gareth Southgate's 26-man squad and will almost definitely start the World Cup opener against Iran on Monday.

And the former Leicester City and Hull defender has had supporters in disbelief after producing an insane passage of play in training.

The Three Lions have been training in intense 33C heat but Maguire was moving all over the show in a clip which has gone viral.

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The centre-back pinched the ball of Bukayo Saka in a small-sided game and then performed an outrageous Maradona before displaying incredible dribbling ability and quick feet to send Conor Coady to the shops.

He then managed to work space for a shot and forced a save from Nick Pope. It was a sequence that surprised so many fans and led to reaction aplenty on line:

With such lovely ball control, it's no surprise that Erik ten Hag used the 29-year-old as a makeshift striker alongside Cristiano Ronaldo against Real Sociedad.

The 6ft 4 man played up top for 13 minutes and caused utter chaos, running the channels and getting the end of long punts up the pitch.

Maguire has made just four starts in all competitions this season, with Lisandro Martinez, Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof ahead of him in the pecking order.

However, Southgate has always backed Maguire, a Team of the Tournament member at Euro 2020, and believes he is "one of our best centre-backs".

"We know within the squad we've got a lot of players that have been to tournaments before, performed at the level, know what's required.

"We've got other players who are playing well and we've got to balance all of that in our team."

Featured Image Credit: England

Topics: Harry Maguire, England, Football World Cup

Josh Lawless
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