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Harry Maguire sends message to former Man United teammate who’s “been through hell and back”



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Harry Maguire has sent a supportive message to one of his former Manchester United teammates who’ve been through difficult times in the last year.

Maguire, 31, has enjoyed a successful personal campaign despite United’s struggles, with the defender regaining a position in the starting XI under Erik ten Hag.

The English defender has taken advantage of the injury troubles that some of his teammates have faced and proven many supporters wrong who were desperate to sell him in the previous summer after barely featuring last term.

Former teammate of the defender, Dean Henderson has experienced similar difficulties to Maguire since he departed United for Crystal Palace in the summer window.

A long-term injury had kept him out of Roy Hodgson’s selection, while Sam Johnstone excelled to the point that Henderson could not break into the team when he returned from injury.

Now, under new manager Oliver Glasner, the former United goalkeeper has started to play minutes following Johnstone’s own injury and he’s beginning to excel.

The shot-stopper had a standout performance against Liverpool on Sunday, with the 1-0 Palace win being a major dent in Jurgen Klopp’s Premier League title hopes.

After the game, Henderson took to Instagram, with Harry Maguire responding to his former teammates post.

Henderson wrote: “Youuu beautyyyy! Get in!” with Maguire sending several clapping emojis in response.

The former Carrington graduate opened up on his difficulties earlier in the season after the victory against Liverpool, and stated that he would “love” to join Maguire in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the European Championships.

He said: “It’s not as lonely as the last 11 months have been. I’ve been to hell and back, getting injury after injury and with things not quite working out. I’m happy now I’m back playing. That’s a big tick. I’d love to go [to the Euros] in any capacity. I’ll go and save shots, try and save penalties, help England out in any way. I’ll get the nod, hopefully.

“Why not? When I was fit in the past, I’ve always been in the England set-up – you don’t become a bad keeper overnight. Sometimes you need a block of work to get back to your best. Obviously, I’ve got a block of work in there now, and I’m starting to get back to my best.”