Speaking to Sky Sports via the Manchester Evening News [16:23], Manchester United defender Harry Maguire pinpointed the reasons for his side’s 2-0 loss to Premier League bottom side Watford on Sunday afternoon, with supporters refusing to hold back their opinions on the Red Devils’ record defensive signing.
Maguire, who spurned a huge chance to gain a goal back for his side during the defeat, spoke candidly after the game over potential reasons why they lost – hinting that the game ‘was there to be won’ in the first half and that they need to do better against ‘lower opposition sides’.
Ismaila Sarr gave the Hornets an unlikely lead after ‘keeper David de Gea fumbled his goal-bound shot before Troy Deeney doubled the hosts’ lead with a composed spot kick.
United had chances to potentially salvage something, with stars Jesse Lingard, Scott McTominay and Maguire all failing to convert decent opportunities – but it was ultimately not enough to continue their previous unbeaten streak.
As a result, supporters have hammered Maguire on social media. One fan dubbed him as ‘Phil Jones 2.0’, while another has called for Chris Smalling to return and replace him.
Take a look below…
Sell Maguire in January for 50mil and take smalling back, Maguire hasn’t improved that defence at all
— Stephen Doyle🔴⚪⚫ (@sdoyle_00) December 22, 2019
Phil Jones 2.0
— Erhan Suvari (@erhan_suvari) December 22, 2019
— DivMUFC (@divfleckmufc) December 22, 2019
Given a Captain arms band to organise a team you can’t even organise your defense
— ʒLia (@ElijaBrown) December 22, 2019
Maguire wouldn’t make top 10 Premier league defenders. Even Soyuncu is head and shoulder above him.
— Liquid (@Mefoh_) December 23, 2019
Same old song after every defeat. Sounding like a broken record.
— Dr Thompson Asalu (@Thompsonasalu) December 22, 2019
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