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Football fans react to Rafael van der Vaart’s criticism of Manchester United defender Harry Maguire

Football fans react to Rafael van der Vaart’s criticism of Manchester United defender Harry Maguire

Manchester United produced a decent performance to pick up a 1-1 draw against Liverpool on Sunday (via BBC Sport).

The Red Devils became the first team to stop the Merseyside club from winning in the Premier League this season, (BBC Sport) and it was a much better display from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men than against Newcastle a couple of weeks ago.

However, after the match, former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Rafael van der Vaart launched an astonishing attack on United centre-back Harry Maguire.

“If he [Maguire] is worth so much money, Virgil van Dijk is worth £300m,” said van der Vaart (via Daily Mail).

He continued: “If I am going to play with the amateurs on Sunday afternoon, I can easily find three who can do this (play like Maguire). I mean that seriously.”

The comments from the Dutchman seem extremely harsh, especially given that the England international actually played well against Liverpool. Indeed, he made a huge 10 clearances in the game as well as also making one interception (via WhoScored).

Several football fans have been reacting to the former Real Madrid man’s comments. Whilst most don’t agree with his Sunday league assessment, a few do think that he was overpriced at £80m. Meanwhile some – mainly United fans – disagree with van der Vaart completely and suggest that the former Sheffield United man has improved them defensively.

Here are some of the best responses…

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