John Terry congratulates Harry Maguire on England record and takes swipe at Roy Keane

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Maguire has overtaken Terry with seven England goals to his name (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea legend John Terry has congratulated Harry Maguire on becoming England’s highest scoring centre-back while also taking a swipe at the Manchester United defender’s biggest critics.

Maguire opened the scoring as the Three Lions sealed a 10-0 win over San Marino on Monday to book their place in the 2022 World Cup.

It was his second goal in as many games having also nodded home against Albania last Friday, prompting a celebration that saw Manchester United legend Roy Keane brand him ‘an embarrassment’.

Maguire’s recent poor form for his club led Keane to question the logic behind such a provocative celebration.

‘He’s put his hands to his ears like he’s shutting the critics up, but I think that’s embarrassing,’ Keane said.

‘He’s been a disgrace the last few months for Man United. He thinks because he’s scored there he’s going to shut his critics up? Embarrassing.’

Former England captain Terry, who scored six times for his country, was quick to praise Maguire following Monday’s win after seeing the United defender overtake him.

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Terry also invited his critics to take note of his achievement.

Keane’s comments have divided opinion with former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor accusing the former Republic of Ireland international of ‘bullying’ Maguire.

England boss Gareth Southgate has also defended his defender, suggesting Keane’s comments were made in an attempt to ‘stay relevant.’


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