Crystal Palace boss Vieira: Man Utd captain Maguire doesn't deserve this

Harry Maguire is shown a “lack of respect” by the media, according to Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira.

England boss Gareth Southgate included Maguire in his World Cup squad, despite the defender struggling for first-team football at Manchester United.

The 29-year-old centre-back has made just nine appearances for United this season.

“Maguire is a top player who has a really strong character,” said Vieira.

“Sometimes you can play well and sometimes you can play badly, but that doesn’t take away the quality that he has and the personality that he has.

“The England national team will benefit from that.”

He added: “I think sometimes you guys [the media] show a lack of respect to Maguire and to some of the players who have been selected in the national team.”