Former Manchester United striker and current Derby manager Wayne Rooney believes Harry Maguire will not be bothered by being jeered by England fans.
Maguire was booed by England fans before and after their clash with Ivory Coast this week. The United captain has been heavily criticized by fans and pundits in recent seasons due to his inconsistent performance for the Red Devils since his move from Leicester City.
“I’ve been there. It’s never nice when you’re booed by your own fans,” the Derby boss told the Sun.
“Harry’s a top lad and a top professional. I know Harry personally. I spoke to him not long ago and he’s a strong character, he’s strong-minded.”
“I’ve spoken to him a few times as a friend and we’ve had a general chat, but I’m not his mentor.
“I’m sure the people who were booing him are not real England fans. Because as a fan, you go there to get behind the team.”
“I don’t think any England fans are concerned about his form for United as long as he’s doing well for England.”
The England international has scored two goals in 31 appearances for the Red Devils.