Former Arsenal star Jack Wilshere has questioned Gareth Southgate’s decision to include Manchester United’s Harry Maguire in his country’s World Cup squad.
Despite his poor form, Maguire retained his place in Southgate’s starting line-up and played a key role in the Three Lions’ run to the Euro 2020 final.
The former Leicester City defender has only started one Premier League game since August, and Lisandro Martinez has taken his place at Eric Ten Hag’s side.
England international Eric Ten Hag was dropped to the bench after two games against Brighton and Brentford, with Ten Hag preferring to stay with Martinez and France international Raphael Varane at the heart of his defence.
Wilshere feels Milan’s Fikayo Tomori, who has excelled with the Italian side since leaving Chelsea, should have been chosen instead.
He told talkSPORT: “It’s difficult because I see the club coach has the advantage, but I think it’s difficult to do it internationally.
“He’ll play. Harry will play, and that’s almost 100 per cent because of the way Gareth sees it.
“It’s hard to have favorites internationally.”
World Cup 2022: Tomori in front of him – Wilshere slams Southgate over Man United defender