Manchester United captain Harry Maguire played through the pain for two months with a hip injury sustained in January.
Maguire moved to Old Trafford from Leicester City for £80m last year, which is a world record fee for a defender.
He has subsequently helped Ole Gunnar Solskjaer turn things around at the Theatre of Dreams, as Man United are unbeaten since the 2-0 defeat at home to Burnley.
Going into the game against Crystal Palace, the Red Devils had conceded the same amount of goals as Manchester City, fewer than top four rivals Chelsea and Leicester City, with three games left to play this season.
However, Maguire has copped a fair amount of criticism from Roy Keane lately, as the club legend has slammed him for getting beaten so easily.
Moreover, it is worth pointing out former boss Jose Mourinho came under scrutiny after Chris Smalling and Luke Shaw were caught taking the same pain relief several years ago.
Unsurprisingly, lots of United fans blasted the news on social media, with several supporters slating Maguire’s recent displays.
Scroll through some of the scathing reactions so far…
remember his disaster class against arsenal, soton and spurs?
— The Realist (@ManUrealist) July 16, 2020
He’s been trash, mistake signing
— Young_Muller_Baby🗨️ (@Valany__Utd) July 16, 2020
Dont care.. He’s average at best…
— yo, mel (@melvyn_huey) July 16, 2020
Everyone falling for this PR stunt🤦🏾♂️ just shows how easily fooled this fanbase is
— OB (@Utd_OB) July 16, 2020
Maguire makes a mistake & plays poor whole season & this nonesence comes out to defend him. You’re not going to convince us a player making these type of errors in the video below is good for united let alone for 80 million. Neil Ashton PR written all over this. Behave will ya pic.twitter.com/wzwj95PVFW
— James Langley (@jameslangley971) July 16, 2020
Who cares? Still a fridge
— paddy (@paddysly) July 16, 2020
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