Manchester United were captained by Harry Maguire on derby day, and what a commanding performance he put in to see off Manchester City 2-1. WhoScored rated the Red Devils’ captain 7.38/10 for his showing, and that’s their highest scoring of him since September where he scored 7.51/10 against Leicester.
The Manchester Evening News complimented his “no-nonsense” defending in periods of City pressure and said he “marshalled the defence well”. He’ll have been frustrated not to keep a clean sheet, but it’s the first time United have conceded less than two goals at the Etihad Stadium since the second half of the 2016/17 season when the game ended goalless.
Manchester United posted a clip of Harry Maguire’s post-match comments on their Twitter feed with the caption “Yesterday’s skipper @HarryMaguire93 was proud to captain the Reds to a memorable derby day victory”. Fans were eager to reply and show just how impressed they were with his control of the game, and a few even touted him to be their future captain.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 8, 2019
You can see some of their reactions to the tweet below:
— The Introvert (@___introvert_) December 8, 2019
This guy brings stability in defenders
— filimoni kama waqa (@KamaWaqa) December 8, 2019
As solid as his concrete head yesterday 😍 my captain!!!
— mysportingtakes (@mysportingtakes) December 8, 2019
We love you Harry
— josh (@MaseJosh) December 8, 2019
Absolutely chuffed with you and the defence Harry ..progress every match ..well done 😁😍
— Mark Pensarn (@MarkPensarn) December 8, 2019
Make him the permanent skip already!!!
— Kenn-Okey (@kenokeyatuegwu) December 8, 2019
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