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Southgate lauds Man Utd skipper Maguire as England's best defender

England boss Gareth Southgate says Harry Maguire is the best English defender in the Premier League.

The Manchester United captain made his first appearance since May in the 1-0 win over Czech Republic at Wembley on Tuesday.

Speaking before the game, Southgate told ITV: "I think he's been the outstanding English defender in the league this season.

"He's been such a bedrock for us, but it's been a difficult call because Tyrone has been colossus for us, I have to say.

"This is a good opportunity for Harry to get 90 minutes and we were hoping he would be available for this game and he is."

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