Man United psychologist’s plan backed by expert in Maguire midfield
Man United skipper Harry Maguire is set to take Gary Neville’s advice and seek help from a psychologist to turn his fortunes around ahead of the World Cup.
That’s the view of medical expert Ben Dinnery, who leads the Premier Injuries site and has experience in injury and data analysis.
Maguire, 29, has made a number of high-profile mistakes for club and country in recent months and he hasn’t started a league game since the humiliating 4-0 at Brentford on matchday two of the season.
But England boss Gareth Southgate has stuck with the centre-back and it looks likely he will be on the plane to Qatar in just over a month.
As quoted by The Sun Last Tuesday (September 27), former United right-back Gary Neville suggested Maguire see a psychologist ahead of the tournament.
It’s a strategy that Dinnery says is worth a shot.
“I would absolutely recommend him as he seems to be getting it from all angles at the moment,” he said Football Insiders Adam Williams.
“It’s probably the first time in his professional career. He may be wondering if he is still capable of playing at the highest level.
“We’ve seen he’s been a consistent performer in the past. He was, largely, the first-choice centre-back. Now he has slipped down the pecking order. The pressure mounts on him.
“He needs that assurance and the tools to deal with that stress. He needs to find a way to get back to the performances that convinced United to spend so much money on him.
“It would be a relatively safe method while incorporating some adaptive mechanisms to potentially improve output and performance. Why wouldn’t you want to do that? »
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