John Stones proud of Harry Maguire’s progress at this World Cup.
The Man United skipper found himself sitting on the sidelines for majority of the games at Old Trafford this season.
He has fallen down the pecking order behind Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez.
John Stones who started alongside Harry Maguire in all three of England’s matches has developed a good understanding at the heart of defence.
The pair started playing against each other since the age of nine and Stones has hailed the performances of the Man United skipper.
“I think right from the first game the best response is what he’s been doing,” the Manchester City centre-back said.
“All three games that he’s played in have been terrific and it’s about us finding that partnership again, whoever we play with, and I think we have done in these three games.
“Now it’s time to keep building, keeping improving and that’s great credit to him. I spoke at length on Harry before and there were lots of questions I got asked.
“I think there’s been a lot of noise from the outside which he has not listened to and tried to improve himself, better himself.
“He’s come into this tournament and hit the ground running, and that is great credit to him.”